For the last 3 months Dave has been in North Bend, WA going through the firefighter academy. We have missed him but have been so proud of how hard he has worked to achieve a dream and goal that he started working towards 5 years ago. On April 12 he started his dream job with the City of Richland Fire Department. In the last 5 years he has gone back to school to earn his Fire Science degree, volunteered for 2 years at District 4 here in Walla Walla, became certified as an EMT, and received certification in Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Hazmat Operations. He has spent countless hours working towards this dream and as his wife I have been amazed and so very proud at how hard he has worked to make this happen.
The kids and I got to go up to North Bend for family day and watch him in action.
Today he graduated from the academy and will go back to Richland to start working as a firefighter.
Dave's parents, my parents and all of us came to support him.
I got the honor of pinning him.
We are so proud of him!