Fire Training recruit class 5 graduation

Recruits from the South King County Fire Training Consortium will be graduating on June 19.

The following is a press release from South King County Fire Training consortium.

The South King County Fire Training Consortium is proud to announce and invite the public to the graduation of its fifth recruit class.

The 24 recruits have spent 19 weeks learning the trade of being a firefighter. Fire hose handling, conducting search and rescue, and earning their EMT certification are just a few of the skills they have gained. While some have worked in the fire service before, for many, this was a new experience.

The service will be held on June 19 at 6 p.m. at the River of Life Church (10615 SE 216 St. Kent, WA 98031).

The service will also be live-streamed on Puget Sound Fire’s Facebook page.

The recruits:


  • Matt Nugent


  • Tyler Gachen


  • John Jeppesen

King County Intl. Airport

  • Andrew Weekly
  • Jason Brown


  • Beau Wilkins

Puget Sound Fire

  • Joe Campbell
  • Reymund Mills
  • Gordon Lerman
  • Steven Beard
  • Kevin Goodloe
  • Tyler Jewett

Renton RFA

  • Adam Bloom
  • Bryan Lane Jr.
  • Riley Ayers
  • Schuyller Nagorski
  • Zackary Forghani

Valley RFA

  • Vincent Brown
  • Chase Galvin
  • Scott Austin
  • Dylan Nystul
  • Ryan Nauer

Vashon Island Fire

  • Mathew McCann
  • Bradley John

Highlights of the ceremony include:

  • Honor guard and posting of Colors
  • Class video
  • Class awards
  • Badge pinning
  • Ringing of the bell
  • The Puget Sound Pipes and Drums
  • Reception following program