Forks Fire Chief Bill Paul reports that recently, at the Regional State Fire Academy Class, number 19-05, two members of Clallam County Fire Protection District 1 graduated.
The class of 21 recruits were from Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties and the training was held in Port Angeles.
Avery Ironhill and Keith Thompson represented the Forks Department. Avery received several awards including the Bull Dog Award.
The Bulldog is a firefighter that shows aggressiveness, never gives up and is able to rise above difficulty. The Bulldog is not necessarily at the top of their class but demonstrates the following six characteristics: Courage, Dependability, Flexibility, Integrity, Judgment, and Respect.
Avery also was awarded the 1st Due Engine Award. A recruit selected for this honor has demonstrated throughout the Recruit Academy the following traits and values: desire, discipline, honesty, accountability, and respect.
Chief Paul said the training was offered free through the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office.