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Three swell firefighter ranks

Three new firefighters recently graduated from the Island County Fire Academy and will be volunteering for Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue. From the left are Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue Chief Ed Hartin, firefighter William Canty, firefighter Nick Eads, firefighter Nic Biekert, and Commissioner Tom Smith.  - Photo courtesy of Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue.
Three new firefighters recently graduated from the Island County Fire Academy and will be volunteering for Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue. From the left are Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue Chief Ed Hartin, firefighter William Canty, firefighter Nick Eads, firefighter Nic Biekert, and Commissioner Tom Smith.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue.

Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue volunteer firefighters Nicholas Eads, Nic Biekert and William Canty graduated Dec. 5 from the Island County Fire Academy’s Recruit Training Program.

These firefighters committed two evenings a week along with a number of weekend training sessions over 15 weeks to develop the knowledge and skill necessary for state certification as a Firefighter I.

Eads was recognized with the Island County Fire Academy Captain’s Award as the Recruit Firefighter of the Year for his exceptional performance during training.

Firefighters Eads and Canty will be assigned to Station 51 in Coupeville while firefighter Biekert will volunteer out of Station 53 on Race Road. More information about Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue can be found at www.cwfire.org.

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