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Northshore Fire Department honors retiring firefighter

Northshore Fire Department firefighter Tim Wooldridge has announced his retirement after 35 years of service. - Contributed photo
Northshore Fire Department firefighter Tim Wooldridge has announced his retirement after 35 years of service.
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The Northshore Fire Department is celebrating the retirement of firefighter Tim Wooldridge, who has served the fire district for more than 35 years, beginning as a volunteer in November of 1979. Wooldridge was hired as a full-time firefighter in August of 1981.

“Tim Wooldridge was a local kid who attended Inglemoor High School and practically grew up at the Kenmore Fire Station," said Northshore Fire Chief Jim Torpin said. "He followed his father, the late Ron Wooldridge, into the fire service who was also a volunteer firefighter for the fire district for more than 20 years. Tim knew very early his dream job was to be a Firefighter and he worked towards that goal as soon as he graduated from Inglemoor.”

Wooldridge will work his last shift on March 24, at Station 57 in Lake Forest Park. The Northshore Fire Department appreciates the many years of dedicated service he provided to the community. Wooldridge plans on enjoying his retirement by spending more time with his wife Jolene and his adult children.

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