Snoqualmie hires first female career firefighter, new position result of recently passed levy

Via press release the City of Snoqualmie said it hired its first female career-firefighter, with funding from a recently passed Public Safety Levy. One new firefighter position and two additional police officers were funded by November’s voter-approved levy .

On January 17, Theresa Tozier joined the Snoqualmie Fire Department as a lateral-firefighter/EMT. She will be recognized at her badge pinning event at the February 13th City Council meeting.

She is the first female career-firefighter hired by the Snoqualmie Fire Department. A graduate of the Everett Community College Fire Academy, Tozier previously worked as a part-time firefighter with Lake Stevens Fire and Granite Falls Fire. She also has experience mentoring other firefighter recruits at the academy, a degree in athletic training, and experience in personal athletic training.

“We are very excited to have Theresa join the department,” said Fire Chief Mark Correira. “Her performance throughout our testing process was remarkable and her experience, training, and education make her an excellent addition to the department.”

According to the press release, adding this position allows the Snoqualmie Fire Department to meet its goal and nationally recognized service standard of having three firefighters on duty 24 hours a day – and also allows SFD to respond to more than one fire or emergency medical call at a time.

 

Newest Snoqualmie Fire Department member, Theresa Tozier.

 

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