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Protect and serve

Left: A myriad of fire equipment can be seen at a tour of the Fire District No. 1 station in Everson. Right: Fire District No. 1 volunteer Josiah Dickinson and Captain Greg Macy conduct a tour at the District 1 fire station in Everson. (Elisa Claassen/for the Tribune)

Tour of Fire District No. 1; Everson agency accepting volunteers By Elisa Claassen for the Tribune

Fire District 1 in Everson recently gave a tour of what is in and on their fire trucks. Volunteer Josiah Dickinson and District 1 Captain Greg Macy opened the doors. Behind the doors, an aid vehicle, a tanker

truck and a fire engine side by side. Not everything is what it appears to be. “It’s a big toy box,” the two said together. From starting at the cab along the driver’s side, we worked our way to the back and around the vehicle as well as up to the top. Inside of the cab, there

is space for four. The men quickly described things using acronyms and were told to slow down. Whether paid or volunteer, all involved need to know what everything is and where it is – and know it in a hurry. Time is of the essence. One is SCBA, which means self-contained breathing apparatus. The driver pulls up, the occupant of the front seat, a navigator, is likely is looking at maps online through a CAD system or books and directing especially is

a source of water is needed. Flashlights. Communication devices. A Knox box is where universal keys are stored to unlock another Knox box at usually large public buildings such as schools to enter in a hurry without waiting for on-site employees. Not all fires are accessed down wide roads. Some are narrow driveways. They need to park and proceed with gear on foot. Alongside of the truck doors are pulled out or up to expose

various types of hoses and other equipment, depending on what is needed. There’s a pump panel, fold down steps that lead to the top, different lengths of hose that can be quickly rolled to the hose. Wrenches and mallets can be pulled out to work on the hydrant nasals. Several sizes of ladders are stored away too and even shovels and other hand tools, rotary saws, tarps and speContinued on next page


Local Firefighters cial materials for forest fires or industrial fires versus home fires. Fans can be set up to provide ventilation after smoke. Two kinds of foam are available, depending on the situation. One is focused on extinguishing gas. Thirty-gallon buckets contain extra foam. Also aboard the truck are air bottles for the packs, 100 foot rolls of hose, wood blocks to stabilize vehicles so they don’t roll away. The back of the truck contains extraction gear including the Jaws of Life equipment which is several pieces of equipment used together to open up scrunched vehicles and get trapped passengers out. One pulls. One cuts. The tools are not inexpensive: they cost about $45,000. Other tools are an electric windshield cutter and net to put over the steering wheel to protect from deploying the air bag in an inopportune moment. While the central part of the truck does have water, and sometimes a dedicated tanker or tender truck may join them, some locations may not be near fire hydrants found in towns. They have the ability to get water from lakes, rivers, ponds as well but do have hard suction and filters. More hatches and doors are pulled open. Everything has a place to be. Between calls, the personnel need to clean, organize, replenish, and train. They need to stay strong as they will be hauling gear and moving around with 60-plus pounds of the backpack gear. It is more than 100 pounds with equipment. Whatcom County Fire District 1 serves Everson, Nooksack, Deming and The Nooksack Indian Tribe. For more information, visit wcfd1.org. Applications for anyone interested in volunteering are available both online and at the main station at 101 E. Main St. Presently, the district has approximately 30 volunteers, both men and women, who respond to emergency calls day or night. District 1 also offers a resident program, with living quarters at Station 82.

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, October 6, 2021| Ferndale Record

Captain Greg Macy. (Elisa Claassen/for the Tribune)

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LYNDEN FIRE DEPT. Fire Chief 3 Years

Support Services Manager 2 Years

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MARC DAVIS

MICHAEL RICHARDSON

CALEB MONROE

TRENT MARTENSON

PAYTON PETERSON-SCOTTER

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FIRE DISTRICT 1 RANDY VANDER HEIDEN SHANNON WHITFORD-AHLERS

TIM WELLS

Commissioner 35 Years

Commissioner 5 Years

JODI DEBEELD

GREG MACY

JOE LaCHAUSSEE

MICHAEL LISH

TONY KELLEY

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Commissioner 35 Years

Administrative Secretary 15 Years

Lieutenant / EMT 2 Years

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Captain / EMT 19 Years

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JESSE MADERA

BRAD HOLT

Fire Chief / EMT 31 Years

Lieutenant / EMT 5 Years

Firefighter / EMT 18 Years

MEL BLANKERS

Assistant Fire Chief / EMT 2 Years

Lieutenant / EMT 3 Years

Admin Assistant / Firefighter / EMT 10 Years

Lieutenant / EMT 3 Years

Firefighter / EMT 9 Years

Division Fire Chief / EMT 1 Year

Lieutenant / EMT 2 Years

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EMILIA GIMMAKA

CHEYANNA MAXWELL

ANDREW MARTIN

JOSIAH DICKINSON

JOSHUA CORLISS

ALEXANDER LEDWELL

ZACHARY STARR

MCKENZIE KATAMAY

TAM NGUYEN

DEREK STANBRO

ANDREW JONES

KELLY SODERBERG

ELIJAH FRISK

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ERIC LaCHAUSSEE

JUSTIN SABO

BRANDON VAN BOVEN

JASON MADEIROS

ANDREW GROSSENBACHER

CALEB ATKINS

BRIDGET BELLMARD

KURT BENNETT

JONATHAN LEE

RIPLEY REARDON

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Firefighter 1 Year

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GLACIER FIRE DEPT.

BEN THOMPSON

Retired Fire Chief / Firefighter / EMT 42 Years

JOSH EVANS

CHUCK SOLES

Fire Chief / Firefighter / EMT / Paramedic 1 Year

JACQUES MASSIE

1st Responder 29 Years

Firefighter 17 Years

SAM LLOBET EMT 14 Years

BRIAN KENNEDY

ANDY SAHLFELD

KRISTIN MATHERS

ANDY HATFIELD

KJ CLARK

AARON EBNER

KARI HOSS

BEN WILLIAMSON

CYDNEY HALLAHAN

THOMAS CULLEN

ELIZA HIGH

MEGAN MCCARTHY

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NOT PICTURED ROY MASSIE Firefighter 10 Years

KRISTY TORRES EMT 3 Years

MAGENTA WIDNER EMT 3 Years

CASSANDRA CANTU Firefighter 1 Year

LAUREN CRINER Firefighter / EMT 3 Years

KYLE SCOTT Firefighter 1 Year


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FIRE DISTRICT 7 Ferndale MIKE MURPHY

ERIC GRANT

KENDRA CRISTELLI

JUSTIN IVERSON

BEN BOYKO

PATRICIA MARKEL

Commissioner 36 Years

Division Chief 25 Years

Commissioner 14 Years

Division Chief 21 Years

LARRY HOFFMAN

Commissioner 3.5 Years

Chief 35 Years

HOLLY LINVILLE

Finance Administrator 23 Years

Operations Division Assistant 14 Years

DEAN CROSSWHITE Assistant Chief 27 Years

LINSEY MCAFEE

Administrative Assistant 5.5 Years

ROB LOVELACE Operations Captain 32 Years

GARY RUSSELL

Fire Plan Technical Review Official • 49 Years

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FIRE DISTRICT 7 Ferndale

JEFF HENDRICKS

MATT CAGLE

JOHN DEVENERE

DAVE FORBES

GARY QUINTRALL

CHARLIE DRURY

BEN RUSSELL

MICHAEL GUSTAFSON

MATHEW ERICKSON

TIFFENE HANSON Community Paramedic 17 Years

Firefighter / Paramedic 30 Years

JODY ENGELS

CHRISTOPHER CARLETON

JONATHAN OLIVEIRA

ANTHONY ZANIN

DREW DAVISON

DANIEL WELK

SCOTT PAINTER

TYLER BRADY

NICK KARSTETTER

PETE HOLEMAN

Lieutenant 29 Years

Lieutenant 21 Years

RYAN PAVITT

Firefighter / Paramedic 15 Years

JOSH SERFACE

Firefighter / Paramedic 8 Years

Lieutenant 26 Years

Lieutenant 19 Years

Firefighter / Paramedic 13 Years

Firefighter / Paramedic 6.5 Years

Lieutenant 26 Years

Lieutenant 17 Years

Firefighter / Paramedic 11 Years

Firefighter / Paramedic 6.5 Years

Lieutenant 25 Years

Lieutenant 10 Years

Firefighter / Paramedic 11 Years

Firefighter / Paramedic 5.5 Years

Lieutenant 25 Years

Firefighter / Paramedic 9 Years

Firefighter / Paramedic 5 Years

JEFF SLUYS Lieutenant 22 Years

SHON SMITH

Firefighter / Paramedic 8 Years

Firefighter / EMT 28 Years


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FIRE DISTRICT 7 Ferndale BRAD HARRIS

SCOTT RUBRIGHT

JARED SPOELSTRA

SCOTT LUNDE

JEFF WATSON

JAKE HOFFMAN

SHEENA RADDER

AARON BASSETT

LARRY NELSON

PETER SMITH

MATTHEW SWEET

OLEG BOYKO

RYAN MUNDAY

TROY PATRICK

JOSH ZANDSTRA

JOSH STEVENS

JAZ GILL

BEN JOHNSON

Firefighter / EMT 24 Years

Firefighter / EMT 15 Years

Firefighter / EMT 8 Years

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Firefighter / EMT 13 Years

Firefighter / EMT 7.5 Years

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Firefighter / EMT 5 Years

Firefighter / EMT 15 Years

Firefighter / EMT 8 Years

Firefighter / EMT 5 Years

HOT TIP: NICK COATS Firefighter / EMT 3 Years

ALEXA LOCKE Firefighter / EMT 2 Years

OMAR MEJIA Firefighter / EMT 1.5 Years

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FIRE DISTRICT 7 Ferndale

BRAD ROTHAUSEN

ERICH ROTHAUSEN

BRANDON TAYLOR

MARCUS PETRIE

TIFFANY MOYES

STEVE QUINSEY

NADYA ZELENSKAYA

DONOVAN CAMPEAU

LOGAN LOCKER

SHAWN DREYFUSS

JUSTIN THOMSEN

MAX LOEWENSTEIN

DAVID ALEXANDER

MATTHEW CREAGAN

DUNCAN STURGEON

VIC PANKRATZ

BRIAN MOYES

JIM LAVEILLE

JAMES WASCISIN

GARY SCHULZ

TIM RYBKA

Volunteer FF / EMT 36 Years

Volunteer FF / EMT 5.5 Years

Resident FF 1 Year

Support Division 24 Years

Volunteer FF / EMT 24 Years

Volunteer FF / EMT 5 Years

Resident FF 1 Year

Support Division 21 Years

Volunteer FF / EMT 17 Years

Volunteer FF / EMT 5 Years

Resident FF 1 Year

Support Division 19 Years

Volunteer FF / EMT 10 Years

Volunteer FF / EMT 2 Years

Support Division 46 Years

Volunteer FF / EMT 8 Years

Volunteer FF / EMT 1 Year

Support Division 35 Years

Volunteer FF / EMT 6.5 Years

Volunteer FF / EMT 0.5 Years

Support Division 26 Years


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FIRE DISTRICT 7 Ferndale NOT PICTURED SUPPORT DIVISION

NOT PICTURED VOLUNTEERS SERGEY BASANTSEV Volunteer FF / EMT 9 Years

Volunteer FF / EMT 2 Years

EMILY ELAM

ASA KIMSEY-WHITE

TAIGH CAGLE

JASE COOPER

GRAHAM OLIVER

CHRIS POMEROY

NICK JUENEMANN

JUSTIN RUBRIGHT

DAVID FOSS Support Division 6.5 Years

STEVE JOHNSON Support Division 5 Years

Volunteer FF / EMT 6.5 Years

Volunteer FF / EMT 3 Years

Volunteer FF 0.5 Years

Volunteer FF / EMT 0.5 Years

RILEY LONG Resident FF 1 Year

Volunteer FF 0.5 Years

Volunteer FF 0.5 Years

Volunteer FF 0.5 Years

NOT PICTURED CADETS AHMANIE CAGLE

KAELYN DEVANEY

KAI TIPPS

JUDA PARRIERA

MICHAEL INMAN

AUSTIN LARSSEN

BAYLEE CHRISTIE

DIEGO RUIZ-PEREZ

SAVANNA KITCHEN

SERGIE PENTAK

CALEB HORSMON

KEVIN TUCKER

Cadet 3 Years

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Cadet 2 Years

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FIRE DISTRICT 11 Lummi Island WENDELL TERRY Commissioner 14 Years

Commissioner 7 Years

BILL LEE

STEVE KOPANOS

JOHN GRANGER

MICHAEL LISH

GARY POOLE

CHRIS IMMER

LISA LISH

SAM BOWMAN

DAN OHMS

DOUG CASH

BRITTANY SWAEN

ALISSA DASCHBACH

GABEL BREDY

LOREN CONROY

NICHOLAS KLUGE

KJERSTIN SECORD

KAYLA VENEMA

Lieutenant 13 Years

Firefighter/EMT 6 Years

Lieutenant 13 Years

Firefighter/EMT 4 Years

Commissioner 2 Years

Lieutenant 12 Years

Firefighter/EMT 1 Year

EMS Div. Chief 44 Years

Fire Chief 17 Years

Firefighter/EMT 8 Years

Firefighter/EMT 1 Year

Firefighter/EMT 8 Years

Captain 17 Years

Firefighter/EMT 1 Year

NOT PICTURED: MICHAEL GODSHALL Firefighter/EMT Student 1 Year

LEAH PAISANO

Firefighter/EMT Student 1 Year

KELSEY MCLANE Probationary

Firefighter/EMT 7 Years

Firefighter/EMT 1 Year


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FIRE DISTRICT 14 ALLEN KORANDA

Captain / Firefighter / EMT 27 Years

SARAH SILVAS Firefighter / EMT 8 Years

JAMES HENTERLY Captain / Firefighter / EMT 19 Years

BRETTON SILVAS

Lieutenant Firefighter / 1st Resp. 7 Years

KURT SCHMIDT

Lieutinent Firefighter / EMT 17 Years

BRIAN BLACK Firefighter / EMT 4 Years

Welcome

ROBROY GRAHAM Commissioner 33 Years

ALAN MARSH

Firefighter / 1st Resp. 2 Years

A huge thank you to all of the brave individuals who keep us safe each and every day.


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FIRE DISTRICT 14

FRANK CAIN JR.

Battalion Chief / Firefighter / EMT 28 Years

BRIAN SCOTT GILLIS Captain / Firefighter / EMT 16 Years

JONATHAN OLSON

HEATHER OLSON

Captain / Firefighter / EMT 8 Years

Firefighter/1st Resp. 23 Years

NICK SCHEFFER

MONICA LUNA RAMOS

LINDSAY GATES

YELENA SAVCHUK

KENDRA HOLLIBAUGH

BRADY MANZ

AARON PILAT

GARRETT WEEKLY

AINE DILLON

KARI TARABOCHIA

KELLY O'CONNER

MADDIE RAYBURN

LEONARD BJORNSTAD

Firefighter / 1st Resp. 10 Years

Firefighter / EMT 4 Years

Firefighter / 1st Resp. 1 Year

Firefighter / EMT 8 Years

Firefighter / EMT 3 Years

Firefighter / EMT 1 Year

BILL HOLLIBAUGH

Captain / Firefighter / EMT 11 Years

Firefighter / EMT / RN 8 Years

Firefighter / EMT 3 Years

Firefighter / EMT 1 Year

Firefighter / EMT 8 Years

Firefighter / EMT 2 Years

Commissioner 7 Years

Firefighter / EMT 5 Years

CAM CLARK

Firefighter / 1st Resp. 1 Year

JO OLSON

District Administrator 8 Years

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Kendall

ANDREY PAVLOVICH VETKOV Firefighter / EMT • 12 Years

VADIM KOTSYUBA Firefighter / 1st Resp. 4 Years

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Firefighter / 1st Resp. 1 Year


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FIRE DISTRICT 14 Sumas

JERRY DEBRUIN

JAY VAN MIDDENDORP

DAVID MOE

CHARLIE PATTERSON

DANIEL DEBRUIN

NATHAN DEBRUIN Firefighter / 1st Resp. 18 Years

Firefighter / EMT 14 Years

District Chief / Firefighter / EMT • 35 Years

Battalion Chief / Firefighter / EMT • 18 Years

CHRIS MOE

LISA DEKOSTER Firefighter / EMT 23 Years

Captain / Firefighter / EMT 19 Years

ADRIAN VREUGDENHIL

Commissioner / Firefighter / EMT 32 Years

District Training Lieutenant/ Firefighter/ EMT • 16 Years

Firefighter / EMT 12 Years

JACOB SCOTT WILLIAMS

MARINA VREUGDENHIL

Firefighter / EMT • 12 Years

Firefighter/EMT 9 Years

TYLER VAN MIDDENDORP

ELISSA VREUGDENHIL

DWIGHT WORDEN

Firefighter / EMT 7 Years

Firefighter / EMT 6 Years

Firefighter / EMT 6 Years

DOUG HOLT

ROGER DEBRUIN

JON MOE

DMITRIY VETKOV

RUSSELL VREUGDENHIL

JESSE HOFMAN

AMANDA RICHARDSON

ANDY SAUER

AARON LEYENHORST

LISA LEYENHORST

Captain / Firefighter / 1st Resp. 50 Years

Firefighter / EMT 9 Years

Firefighter / EMT 4 Years

Captain / Firefighter / EMT 39 Years

Firefighter / EMT / RN 8 Years

Firefighter / EMT 4 Years

Firefighter / EMT 35 Years

Firefighter / 1st Resp. 13 Years

Firefighter / EMT 8 Years

Firefighter / EMT 4 Years


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FIRE DISTRICT 14 Sumas GARY DEBONT

CRAIG VREUGDENHIL

Firefighter / 1st Resp. 4 Years

MISTY KOK

Firefighter / EMT 1 Year

MARTY KARB

Firefighter / 1st Resp. 2 Years

Firefighter / EMT 2 Years

ALEX FURHMAN

Firefighter / 1st Resp. 1 Year

JESSICA CLAWSON

COLLIN SCHNEIDER

Firefighter / 1st Resp. 3 Years

ELI KOK

Firefighter / 1st Resp. 1 Year

BRENT DEMOOY

Student Observer 1 Year

Student Observer 1 Year

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FIRE DISTRICT 16

ELVIN KALSBEEK

TOM SMITH Commissioner

Commissioner/Firefighter 2 Years

JEFF HINDMAN

CANDY ROBERTS

HANK MALENG EMT / Fire Chief 29 Years

EMT / Paramedic / Assistant Chief 21 Years

KIM COOK

HOLLY SALKELD

JAMIE KALSBEEK

ADAM ANDERSON

LAURA SMITH

JUSTINA BASS

SETH BASS

KALEB BASS

ANDREA ANDERSON

KASSIE HARKNESS

ANDREW GROSSENBACHER

COOPER ROMBOLD

Commissioner 41 Years

EMT / Div. Chief 25 Years

EMT / Firefighter 8 Years

EMT / Captain 33 Years

EMT / Firefighter 4 Years

Captain 24 Years

EMT/Firefighter 3 Years

Secretary 21 Years

Lieutenant 12 Years

EMT / Firefighter 19 Years

EMT/Firefighter 3 Years

EMT/Firefighter 1 Year

MATT COOK

EMT / Firefighter 9 Years

EMT / Firefighter 1 Year

HOT TIP: For the best protection, install smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside every sleeping area and in each bedroom.


Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, October 6, 2021| Ferndale Record

Local Firefighters

FIRE DISTRICT 16

AARON WEIDE Firefighter 15 Years

ROBERT FOX Firefighter 11 Years

BRANDON HARKNESS

SHANE BASS

Firefighter 3 Years

Firefighter 4 Years

JANA MIESUK Firefighter 3 Years

KALI COOK Firefighter 3 Years

NOT PICTURED: RYAN MUNDAY EMT / Firefighter

GENE ROBERTS Reserve Firefighter 37 Years

DOUG SALKELD Reserve Firefighter 37 Years

DIANA ANDERSON Reserve Firefighter 33 Years

RUSS PFEIFER-HOYT Reserve Firefighter 32 Years

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FIRE DISTRICT 17 Sandy Point JIM PETRIE Fire Chief 43 Years

Assistant Chief/Medical Services 33 Years

DAWN CANNIZZARO

STEVE STEDMAN

DONALD KINLEY

VAL KLEPAC

MARCIA STEDMAN

ROBERT HOWERY

BILL RINESMITH

GEORGE STEDMAN

TONY TURNER

JONATHAN HENDRICKS

KEVIN PECK

ARIEL ANTONS

MICHAEL TREMBLAY

WILLIAM CARROLL

JIM TAXDAHL

BILL RINESMITH

Firefighter 5 Years

Fire Commissioner 7 Years

Firefighter 5 Years

Fire Commissioner 6 Years

Captain 14 Years

Firefighter 4 Years

Fire Commissioner 5 Years

Captain 6 Years

Firefighter / PA 3 Years

Firefighter 17 Years

Firefighter 2 Years

Firefighter 10 Years

Firefighter 1 Year

Firefighter 6 Years

Firefighter 1 Year


Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, October 6, 2021| Ferndale Record

Local Firefighters

FIRE DISTRICT 21 North Whatcom Fire & Rescue

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JASON VAN DER VEEN

SHAUN WARD

MIKE SCHMIDT

BURR MCPHAIL

ADAM SMITH

JON AHRENHOLZ

CHUCK SHIPP

KEVIN BIERY

KEITH ZYLSTRA

MIKE NELSON

LESLEE SMITH

TONY ESSER

TROY FREEMAN

DANNY JENSEN

DJ RIEHL

BLAKE SCOTT

KRIS JORGENSEN

JEFF HOFSTAD

Fire Chief 14 Years

Lieutenant 32 Years

Lieutenant 14 Years

Division Chief 14 Years

Lieutenant 31 Years

Lieutenant 14 Years

Captain 30 Years

Lieutenant 29 Years

Lieutenant 14 Years

Captain 19 Years

Lieutenant 24 Years

Lieutenant 14 Years

Captain 15 Years

Lieutenant 24 Years

Lieutenant 13 Years

Captain 13 Years

Lieutenant 14 Years

Lieutenant 11 Years

HOT TIP: JOEL NIELSEN Deputy Fire Marshal 31 Years

BENITA WILLIAMS Administrative 17 Years

JENNIE SAND Administrative 12 Years

Never leave food that's cooking unattended


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Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, October 6, 2021 | Ferndale Record

FIRE DISTRICT 21 North Whatcom Fire & Rescue

RICH BOSMAN

HARRY ANDREWS

JOHN CRAWFORD

BRUCE ANSELL

SCOTT FISCHER

KIMBERLY CALMAN-MCMURRAY

CHRIS HOLLANDER

SCOTT BROWN

ROBERT MULROONEY

JOHN HOLLSTEIN

WAYNE SANDERS

MIKE LYSHOL

RUSS BRISKIN

KENNY CUNNINGHAM

JASON DONNELLY

MARK WOHLRAB

KALEB BRUCH

JOHN GELEYNSE

DARREN BRUYA

DAVID COMP

HALEY URLING-EHINGER

DAVID HANCOCK

STEVEN LATHAM

CODY BOWEN

Commissioner 19 Years

Firefighter 24 Years

Firefighter 14 Years

Firefighter 10 Years

District 4 Commissioner 11 Years

Firefighter 21 Years

Firefighter 14 Years

Firefighter 10 Years

Commissioner 6 Years

Firefighter 19 Years

Firefighter 14 Years

Firefighter 7 Years

Commissioner 6 Years

Firefighter 17 Years

Firefighter 14 Years

Firefighter 5 Years

Commissioner 2 Years

Firefighter 17 Years

Firefighter 13 Years

Firefighter 4 Years

Fire Commissioner 1 Year

Firefighter 14 Years

Firefighter 12 Years

Firefighter 3 Years


Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, October 6, 2021| Ferndale Record

Local Firefighters

FIRE DISTRICT 21 North Whatcom Fire & Rescue

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AARON EBNER

NOAH SILVERMAN

DELANIE WARNE

DARIOUSH KAZEMI-SHIRKADEH

TYE THOMPSON

GARY DEJAGER

PHILIP JACKSON

CHRIS LUBENOW

ALDEN ROBERTS

EVAN MAACK

SETH MEREDITH

JACKSON SAYLER

Firefighter 3 Years

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Firefighter 10 Months

Firefighter 2 Years

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Firefighter 2 Years

Firefighter 10 Months

HOT TIP: PATTY MCDERMOTT Firefighter 10 Months

KAT STEWART Firefighter 1 Month

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Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, October 6, 2021 | Ferndale Record

FIRE DISTRICT 21 North Whatcom Fire & Rescue

LANE RENSKERS

SABRINA RENSKERS

BRANDON MILLSAP

DYLAN WITZEL

KELLY FREEMAN Human Resources 14 Years

Rehab Volunteer 13 Years

MELISSA VAN CLEVE

DALE RUTGERS

PAUL VANDYKEN

SCOTT WOOD

MEL MULLIGAN

GARY QUINTRALL

RJ KING

CHET RENSKERS

BRIAN BOTTA PILLO

SHAWN ATWOOD

DAVID VARIVODA

MICHAEL PEETOOM

Volunteer Firefighter 22 Years

Rehab Volunteer 6 Years

Volunteer Support 18 Years

Volunteer Firefighter 19 Years

Volunteer Support 46 Years

Volunteer Support 11 Years

Volunteer Firefighter 7 Years

Volunteer Support 38 Years

Volunteer Support 11 Years

Volunteer Firefighter 1 Year

Volunteer Support 33 Years

Volunteer Support 11 Years

Volunteer Support 30 Years

Volunteer Support 10 Years

HOT TIP: Use surge protectors and unplug appliances when not in use to help prevent home or office electrical fires

KIM GATES

Volunteer Support 27 Years

Volunteer Support 4 Years


Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, October 6, 2021| Ferndale Record

Local Firefighters

FIRE DISTRICT 21 North Whatcom Fire & Rescue

BRIAN CARLSON Volunteer Support 1 Year

JEFFERY BOWLES Volunteer Support 1 Year

TOMMY ERICKSON Volunteer Support 10 Months

ELLIOT COURAGE Lead Mechanic 17 Years

JOHN LOVATT Mechanic 13 Years

NOT PICTURED: STEVE COOLEY

District 4 Commissioner 4 Months

JESSICA KING Rehab Volunteer 1 Year

SHANE MADSEN Volunteer Support 3 Years

Note: Whatcom County Fire District 21 currently shares its staff with Whatcom County Fire District 4. There is a possibility of an official merger in 2022.

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