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Nortshore Fire Department honors firefighters for service
The Northshore Fire Department recently held its annual awards banquet at the Kenmore Community Center. Approximately 70 firefighters and guests attended the event. The banquet is an opportunity to gather and recognize personnel for various years of service milestones and name the “Employee of the Year.”
Thirty-year service awards went to Lieutenant Paul Schultz and firefighter John Blake.
Twenty-year service awards went to Fire Chief Jim Torpin and Battalion Chief Jeff Tagart.
Fifteen-year service awards went to firefighters Anders Hansson and Eric Magnuson.
Five-year service award went to Firefighter Dan Castillo.
The Northshore Fire Department also recognized Firefighter Alex Salvador who retired in 2013 after 18 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Kenmore and Lake Forest Park.
The 2013 recipient of the Employee of the Year went to firefighter Dan Castillo.
Castillo is assigned to Engine 51 on A-Shift at the Northshore Headquarters in Kenmore. The Employee of the Year award was presented by Acting Battalion Chief Eric Magnuson who cited Castillo’s dedication and professionalism.