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Posted: Dec 4, 2013

Fire Chief Steve Bigelow Memorial Service Information

A memorial service will be held at the Crossroads Neighborhood Church, 7555 Old Military Road NE., Bremerton on Dec. 12, 2013 at 3 p.m.

Memorial remembrances may be made to the Central Kitsap Medic One Foundation.

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Posted: Nov 13, 2013

Former Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue Chief Passes Away

The Washington Fire Chiefs regrets to announce the passing of former Fire Chief Steve Bigelow.

Chief Bigelow started in 1980, first as Fire Chief of Kitsap County Fire District 15 and then as Fire Chief of Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue after District 15 merged with District 1 in 1999.  He served as Fire Chief until his retirement in 2001.

Chief Bigelow impacted the local community in many ways, from serving as President of the Kitsap County Fire Chiefs Association, to coaching local youth soccer teams, and being an active member of the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce.  One project that was held in particular high regard to Chief Bigelow was his role in helping to form the Kitsap Readiness Response Center...

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Posted: May 15, 2013

Tacoma Fire Department mourns the loss of 12-year veteran

On-duty Firefighter Albert A. Nejmeh, a 12-year veteran of the Tacoma Fire Department, died shortly before noon on Tuesday at St. Joseph Medical Center after suffering an apparent heart attack while working at the scene of an emergency medical incident. After Firefighter Nejmeh collapsed, he received immediate basic and advanced life support from his fellow firefighters, who then transported him to the hospital...
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Posted: Apr 22, 2013

LODD: Engineer Robert W. “Bob” Schmidt

With regret, the Washington Fire Chiefs, and the Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority
 wishes to notify the public of the death of Engineer Robert W. “Bob” Schmidt.

Bob passed away last night with family, friends, and fellow firefighters at his side following a 10 month battle with brain cancer. He is survived by his wife, Kim; and his two sons, Erik and Alex...
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