NORTH BEND FIRE TRAINING ACADEMY
Back in the day before we were officially the NW Fire Blog, we were former volunteer Fire REHAB members with the Seattle Fire Buff Society, which provides rehydration and replenishment sources back to fire personnel, which are on long duration incidents.
We shared this photo on our Facebook page in 2016, as a remembrance for some of the great days helping firefighters and personnel with firefighters REHAB during long incidents, including house and commercial structure fires, gas leak calls, HAZMAT scenes, Confined Spaces, and other types of calls.
We interfaced with Seattle, Northshore, Shoreline, Bothell, Bellevue and a few times with the Everett Fire Departments. We have met some really great people along the way and made lifelong friendships. Though we are no longer with the organization, it still continues to evolve even to this day providing the same services to the Seattle Fire Department.
As a member in 2008, we had the rare and amazing opportunity to visit the Fire Training Center in North Bend, Washington (WA), as the organization was host to the International Fire Buff Association conference being held in Seattle.
Watching fire crews train and watch their egress skills in action first, then being invited to do a ride-a-long in an Osh Kosh while responding to an aircraft fire drill, was the best day ever. Was the best day as a fire photographer who could wish for and one lifetime moment never to be forgotten.
More respect to firefighters on that day was given.
To those who were there that day to make this moment happen and to those who do this every day, THANK YOU, you are greatly appreciated.
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