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Renton Fire and Emergency Services Department Personnel Honored, Fire District 40 Employees Welcomed at City Council Meeting

March 4, 2008

For more information contact:

Bob Van Horne, Deputy Fire Chief, Safety and Support Services 425-430-7022
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director 425-430-6569

RENTON-On March 3, 2008, Renton Fire Chief/Emergency Services Administrator I. David Daniels presented recently promoted employees and the new members of Fire District 40 to the Renton City Council and the Mayor of Renton during the City Council meeting.


Promotions:

Captain Bill Flora promoted to Battalion Fire Chief/Safety Officer.

Captain Flora began his career in King County Fire District 25 and came to the city when the fire district contracted services with the city in 1993. On March 1, 2008, he will serve as a Shift Commander in the South Battalion.

Lieutenant Rick Marshall promoted to Fire Captain.

Lieutenant Marshall has been with the Renton Fire and Emergency Services Department since 1984 and has served as a lieutenant since 1997.  On March 1 he will be assigned to the North Battalion and will coordinate station activities at Station 12.

Lieutenant John Hettick promoted to Fire Captain.

Lieutenant Hettick has been with the department since 1984 and a lieutenant since 1997. On March 1 he will be promoted to Fire Captain and will supervise the new logistics section of the Renton Fire and Emergency Services Department. 

Firefighter Gary Harsh promoted to Fire Lieutenant.

Firefighter Harsh has been with the department since 1988. He currently serves in Community Risk Reduction as a temporary hazardous materials lieutenant and from March 1 he will permanently assume those responsibilities.

Firefighter Doug McDonald promoted to Fire Lieutenant.

Firefighter McDonald also began his career with King County Fire District 25 and came to the city through the district’s contract with the city. He is being promoted to Fire Lieutenant and will be assigned to Station 13 of the South Battalion, which will cover the newly annexed Benson Hill/Cascade area.

Firefighter Stephen Rawson promoted to Fire Lieutenant.

Firefighter Rawson began his career with the city in 1991 and brings a lot of knowledge and experience to his new position. Upon promotion he will be assigned as a Shift Commander’s Staff Aid in the Department’s South Battalion.

Welcome New Members From King County Fire District 40.

Renton Fire and Emergency Services Department acknowledges the thirty-four uniform and three civilian employees from Fire District 40 who joined the Department on March 1, 2008, as a result of annexation and contract.