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Polk County Fire District No. 1 & Dallas Fire Department and Fall City Fire Graduate New Volunteer Firefighters


January 11, 2012

For more information, contact:
Neal Olson, Operation Chief/PIO
On Thursday, January 5th, 2012, the Polk County Fire District No. 1 and the Dallas Fire Department graduated the second joint volunteer firefighter academy conducted by the departments in 2011.

Class 2011-2, which started in July and finished in December, resulted in Polk County Fire District No.1 graduating two (2) volunteer firefighters and Dallas Fire also graduating two (2) volunteer firefighters. In addition to the PCFD No.1 and Dallas graduates, this academy also included its first Fall City Fire Department volunteer firefighter.

To graduate, these volunteer firefighter recruits had to take twenty-three (23) classes ranging from building construction, firefighter safety and personal protective clothing, firefighting techniques, and water supply. Recruits also had classes on hazardous materials, basic first aid and fire suppression systems and fire alarms. Training also included field drill instruction and the opportunity to participate in live fire burns. All together, these individuals committed to approximately one hundred and sixty (160) hours of classroom and field training in addition to passing a written and practical performance tests to become volunteer firefighters and serve their respected communities.

After being congratulated by Polk County Fire District No.1 Fire Chief Jason Cane, in front of their family and friends, the recruits were presented with their certifications of completion by their respected Training Chiefs Josh Darland of Dallas Fire and Neal Olson of Polk Fire District No.1. The recruits now have a least one year of probation where they will receive additional on the job firefighter and emergency response training.

Both Fire Departments are accepting applications for the summer 2012 fire academy which starts in July. For further information on this upcoming academy you can contact PCFD No.1 Training Chief Neal Olson at 503.838.1510 or Dallas Fire Department Training Chief Josh Darland at 503.623.2338. You can also find information on becoming a volunteer firefighter by visiting the Polk County Fire District No.1 website's How to Volunteer section.

Academy 2011-2 Graduates

Josh Cronin

Polk County Fire District No.1

Shawn Quilty

Polk County Fire District No.1



Taylor Brown

Dallas Fire Department

Josh McCoun

Dallas Fire Department



Kyle Padilla

Fall City Fire Department


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