Volunteers are the lifeblood of Fire District 20 (Skyway Fire). In addition to their elevtive role as volunteer firefighters, many also split their time working full-time jobs and raising young families.
The Department honored its most dedicated and passionate volunteers during Skyway Fire's annual banquet Saturday, including:
- Five Years of Service: Firefighters John Jaworski, Troy Miller, JothamShort and Joshua Swidler; and Lieutenants Aaron Gregory and John Jeppesen.
- Ten years of service: Commissioner Jeff Doppman, Adminisration Assistant Sharon Greer and Firefighter Kevin Correa.
- Forty-Five years of service: Safety Officer Don Henry.
- Officer of the Year: Lt. John Jeppeson who joined the district in 2007.
- Firefighter of the Year Firefighter: Kellison Dabling who joined the district in 2009.
- Also honored was Fire Chief Dave Crossen who will retire soon.
Skyway Fire also honored the passing of two great people who had a large impact on the fire district:
- Lloyd "Bud" Garrett passed on January 7, his wife Shirley attended and told old stories.
- Art Larson was a Deputy Chief for Renton Fire, his son Brad was a volunteer firefighter.
*Editor's Note: Information provided by Fire District 20.