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SVFD FIREFIGHTER, BRETT GOMBASY GRADUATES FROM PARAMEDIC SCHOOL
Four SVFD Firefighters just graduated from Paramedic School. Brett is one of our recent graduates!
Brett came to SVFD July of 2015. Like many of our Firefighters, Brett volunteered at another Department before joining the SVFD. He spent about a year at Spokane Fire District 10. He earned his EMT originally in 2010.
Brett is from Woodinville, WA, on the west side. Prior to the fire service he was a climbing guide on Mt. Rainier and worked for an industrial emergency response consultant helping with rope rescue, hazmat, confined space entry, wilderness search and rescue.
Medic school was tough due to the balancing of returning to work right after class and then going back to class the following morning.
However, according to Brett, “Luckily our department’s EMS training involves EMT’s who teach thoroughly in Paramedic level knowledge. That helped my level of knowledge and made it so there really were not any surprises for me.”
Brett also gives kudos to his fellow SVFD Firefighter, Tyson Wilcox, “sitting next to and studying with Tyson, who was already a medic made it easier!”
We are excited about Firefighters who continue to grow and develop their skills here at the SVFD. We are proud of these hardworking individuals who want to educate themselves in order to care for the community they serve more effectively and more efficiently. Paramedic services and EMS calls top the list of calls for service here at the SVFD.
We want to thank Brett for investing in his future and the care of the community he serves.
Congratulations on graduating from Paramedic School!
- Julie Happy