South Whidbey residents might see new people wearing red lieutenant fire helmets.
South Whidbey Fire/EMS has promoted six volunteers to lieutenant positions after they their successful completion of the district’s officer development program. The position is a step below captain, and entails managing fire stations and volunteers.
“Some volunteers have gone away over time, so we had a bunch of open positions,” Chief Rusty Palmer said. “We have some good people stepping into those roles.”
The new lieutenants are: Jon Gabelein, station 31; Brent Davison, station 32; Anne Collins, station 33; Chuck Baker, station 34; Tom Gideon, station 36; Jeff Cravy, EMS division lieutenant.