Fire District 27 honors members at annual banquet; Koehnen, Burdick named Firefighters of the Year

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:32am
  • Life

On Saturday Dec. 2, current and past members of Fall City Fire District 27, along with their guests, attended an annual appreciation banquet at the Fall City Roadhouse. A crew from Eastside Fire & Rescue provided standby service at the fire station so that on duty members could also attend.

Three of the district’s newest recruits, Kris Belfield, Morgunn Ewing and Travis Smith were recognized for their completion of the 2017 Volunteer Recruit Academy.

Volunteer firefighter Dane Brookshear and career firefighter Shaun Baker were both recognized for completion of five years of service. Fire Commissioner Daniel Meredith was recognized for completion of 10 years of service.

Lieutenant Jake Koehnen was recognized and presented with the 2017 Career Firefighter of the Year Award. Firefighter Chris Burdick was recognized and presented with the 2017 Volunteer Firefighter of the Year Award.

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