South Bay Volunteer Fire Officer makes State History
Earns Blue Card Certification
Fire Captain Damian Longmire with the South Bay Fire Department (Thurston Fire District 8, Olympia Washington), has made Fire service history in Washington State. Damian has become the first ever volunteer firefighter in the State to have earned the prestigious Hazard Zone Incident Commander certification known as the “Blue Card” certification. Blue Card training and certification is a program that allows emergency responders to demonstrate their skills and competence managing emergencies as the Incident Commander. To become Blue Card Certified, Damian had to complete over 50 hours of pre-requisite online training modules before conducting and passing an additional 3 full days of practical testing. Achieving this level is a career bench mark for any emergency service member, career or volunteer. The South Bay Fire Department is very proud have Washington State’s First ever, volunteer, Blue Card Certified, Incident Commander as one of its own Department Officers!