Snohomish County Fire District 1 recently welcomed 12 new firefighters to its ranks:
- Kyle Almeida, an Air Force veteran.
- Chris Burt, previously with Snohomish County Fire District 17 in Granite Falls.
- John Dorsey, an Army Veteran, previously with Pinal County Regional Fire in Arizona.
- Brandon Dumas, a Navy veteran.
- Boris Fayerberg, previously a volunteer with Fire District 1 and part-time firefighter with Marysville Fire Department.
- Alexander Johnson, previously with North County Regional Fire Authority.
- Jason Matthews, previously with Fire District 17 in Granite Falls.
- Andrew McLaurin, previously with Snohomish County Fire District 5 in Sultan.
- Justin Pickens, previously with the Arlington Fire Department.
- Todd Smith, previously with North County Regional Fire Authority.
- Alexendru Tonu, a Marine Corps veteran.
- Jennifer Turner, a Coast Guard veteran, previously with Fire District 17 and a volunteer with Fire District 1.
All 12 just completed a month-long orientation and will begin working shifts this week in the 12 fire stations staffed by Fire District 1 in unincorporated south Snohomish County, Mountlake Terrace, Brier and Edmonds.