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MEET SVFD NEW FIREFIGHTER, SCOTT MALSOM
SVFD has hired 14 new Firefighters to the SVFD Team. Recruit training began Tuesday, September 3 at the Fire Training Center and will run for 15 weeks.
Meet Scott Malsom, one of our new recruits!
Scott is another one of our new Firefighters who has spent significant time in the Army. He spent 5 years in active duty and an additional 3 years in the Army Guard. We smile each time we have a recruit we can thank for their service. So, thank you Scott, we are proud to have you here at the SVFD.
He also is a local Spokanite and Shadle Park High School grad. He has certifications as a Paramedic, a FF1, and training in Hazmat situations.
In his personal life he loves the outdoors spending time fishing and during the season, archery hunting.
His individual passion that sets him apart, he loves to jump out of planes!
This week Scott might be in for a lot of reviewing of training he has some knowledge about. Week 9 of the training academy includes lots of practice on Hazmat Opts. In fact, there are 10 chapters to be read and quizzed on for Hazmat this week. You got this Scott!
We wish Scott great success on this training and his quizzes.
All recruits will have to pass multiple exams throughout the training on skills learned. After graduation, crews will be rotated through different station assignments and will be on probation for 1 year.
We welcome Scott and wish him a very successful academy.
And, we thank him again for his extensive dedication and service in the Army.
Did you Know?
- You can sign up for a station tour. Great for small groups.
- You should replace the batteries in your smoke alarms twice a year.
- Creating a defensible space with regards to wildfires could just save your home or property.
- We have Friends & Family CPR classes every month.
- Julie Happy