Firefighters begin recruit academy training

NORTH BEND — Capt. Daniel Atchison has announced the start of Firefighter Recruit Academy at the Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy in North Bend.

Twenty-two firefighter recruits began the 12-week Recruit Academy Aug. 10 to learn fire service principles through classroom instruction and rigorous hands-on live fire training.

Douglas County Fire District No. 2 was among the fire departments and districts throughout the state represented in this class. Firefighters participating are Joshua Bollinger, Colton Sackman and Carter Welch.

For more information on the Fire Training Academy, call (425) 453-3000.