Port of Seattle Fire Department Welcomes New Firefighters
The Port of Seattle Fire Department (POSFD) recently hired three new members as part of a federal grant hiring firefighters laid off from struggling departments. As part of their introduction to the port, the commission president publicly administered an “oath of honor” to the new members at a Port of Seattle Commission meeting. All three members joined the Port of Seattle Fire Department on July 9, 2011.
Evans graduated from the Washington State Fire Academy where he was honored with the prestigious Leadership Award. He started his career as a resident firefighter with East Jefferson Fire & Rescue before becoming a part-time firefighter and eventually a career firefighter with Marysville Fire District. Evans is involved in numerous community activities and fundraisers.
Conklin has over eight years of experience in the Fire Service; working with the Bodega Bay Fire Protection District, Belmont-San Carlos Fire Department and the Presidio of San Francisco Fire Department. Conklin and his wife moved from California.
Mikkelsen also joined us from California where he started his career as an Emergency Medical Technician before joining Merced Fire Department. Einar graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Oakland, CA. Mikkelsen moved to Seattle with his wife.