Firefighting in Snoqualmie, a Family Business: Volunteer son Graduates Training Program with Big Honors

The Snoqualmie Fire Department is a family thing, leaving dad and Lt. Kelly Gall one proud guy.

Snoqualmie volunteer Firefighter Jake Gall recently graduated from the Washington State Fire Training Academy’s weekend recruit training and was awarded the Leadership Award and the 1ST Due Engine Company Award. Both are chosen and awarded by the head of the training program and instructors and are given to those who exemplify both leadership and firefighting skills.

Volunteer Firefighter Gall joined the Snoqualmie Fire Department earlier this year and began the 12-week training program in North Bend. According to the city, throughout the training, Gall was recognized for being a leader within his group with very strong firefighting skills.

The training graduation was held at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Clubhouse on June 26th. Gall is the son of Snoqualmie Fire Department Lieutenant Kelly Gall, who pinned the badge on his son at a recent ceremony commemorating the completion of his training.

“We are very proud of Jake and his performance at this training,” said Fire Chief Mark Correira. “The awards he received are a testament to his commitment to the profession, He can now join the team of excellent first responders here in Snoqualmie.”

The Snoqualmie Fire Department provides fire and life safety response, and fire prevention to the residents of Snoqualmie, the Echo Glen Children’s Center and to the upper Snoqualmie Valley through mutual aid agreements.

Learn more about the Snoqualmie Fire Department and Volunteer Firefighter opportunities on the City of Snoqualmie website.

Congratulations, Jake!

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