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Posted: Jan 23, 2017

Memorial Information – Former Fire Chief Dave “Gunny” Hare Sr.

Fire Chief Dave Hare Sr.

Tri-Cities Area Former Fire Chief Dave “Gunny” Hare Sr. passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016.  He was 78.

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Posted: Jan 23, 2017

The Washington Fire Chiefs regrets to inform you of the passing of firefighter/paramedic James Hendryx.

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Posted: Dec 13, 2016

LODD: SCFD8 Volunteer FF Doug Archer

It is with heavy hearts we share that Fire District 8 Volunteer Firefighter Doug Archer passed away unexpectedly in his sleep earlier this week. A very active member of Fire District 8 for over 30 years, Doug was a dedicated Firefighter & Investigator, talented photographer, brother, son, uncle, and friend. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday. December 16th at 1300 hours at Hennessey Funeral Home (1315 N. Pines, Spokane Valley).  After the service, there will be a procession from the funeral home to Station 82 for a reception (12100 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford, WA).

Doug's family has established a Go Fund Me account and asks that in lieu of flowers you consider making a donation to help defray funeral costs. The family will be extremely appreciative of any amount you can share. 

Thank you to everyone for the kind words and the support being given to Doug’s family. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts during this difficult time.

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Posted: Dec 12, 2016

Memorial Information: Fire Chief Steve Smith

Long time Woodinville Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Steve Smith died peacefully on Saturday, December 3 after an illness that was discovered earlier in the summer of 2016. He was 67.

Chief Smith retired in 2005 after a 38 year-long career in the fire service. Smith started his career as volunteer firefighter in King County Fire District 40 near Renton. In 1978, Smith was hired as a firefighter at Fire District 40 and quickly began moving up through the ranks to Battalion Chief in 1988 before accepting the position of Deputy Fire Chief at Woodinville Fire. He served in that role until assuming the Fire Chief responsibilities in September of 1996.

Chief Smith is survived by his wife Terri of 36 years, his daughter Shayna and sons Adam, Brian and Mark. Services will be held Saturday, December 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Fire Station 31, 17718 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE, Woodinville, WA 98072. Remembrances and donations can be made to Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation at
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Posted: Dec 5, 2016

Officer Gutierrez Memorial

The date of the memorial service for Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez will be held on Friday December 9, 2016. 

The location will be the Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421.

The services will be open to the public. The details for attendees will be released as they become available.

Fire Service Participation

Fire departments wishing to participate in the Officer Gutierrez Memorial procession or provide backfill at Tacoma Fire stations during the memorial service need to contact Tacoma Fire Department Liaison Officer Jim Scott at:  

Procession Details

Fire and EMS apparatus participating in the procession need to report to the Joint Base Lewis McChord Staging area between 0630 and 0830 Friday morning December 9, 2016...  

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