Snoqualmie Fire and Rescue receives honors, equipment
October 2, 2008 · Updated 3:23 PM
Snoqualmie Fire and Rescue is pleased to announce that one of its
fire and rescue firefighters, Mike Bailey, has been selected to attend the
National Fire Academy in Emmitsberg, Md. Bailey serves as the Director
of Public Education and Fire Prevention for the department.
The course is two weeks in duration and will train Bailey on
development of public safety programs and methods of delivery for the city
of Snoqualmie. The course is limited to 30 students from across the
nation. The cost of the course, airfare and lodging is paid through the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
In other news, the department has taken delivery of its second
defibrillation device. This device monitors heart rhythms and delivers an
electric shock to the heart when needed.
The purchase of this unit was made possible from donations received
in memory of John Larson and Jim Tobacco, who were both previously
volunteer firefighters with the city. The Snoqualmie Fire Fighters
Association paid the remaining cost with money received from their fund-raising
The addition of this unit allows the fire department to effectively
respond to multiple heart-related calls, should they occur.
The city of Snoqualmie and the Department of Public Safety wish
to thank the friends and family of John and Jim. Their generosity will
save lives in our community.