WAY TO GO MARYSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT 

These dedicated fire men, and women, continue to amaze.  Please see the previous story about their Keep the Wreath Green Project. https://www.everettpost.com/press-releases/keep-the-wreath-green

Marysville Fire District Fire Marshal Tom Maloney has been named Washington State Fire Marshal of the Year by the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals (WSAFM). “Fire Marshal of the Year is a coveted award bestowed upon individuals who stand out amongst a group of highly professional individuals who put the safety of their communities as their highest calling,” said State Fire Marshal Charles LeBlanc.

“I was speechless when I found out,” Maloney said of receiving the award. “I am humbled that the committee would choose me when we work with so many fire marshals who are deserving of this award. I love what I do, and I thank WSAFM for continuing to recognize professionals across our state working to keep our communities safer.”

Not enough?  In a commitment to keep local children warm this winter, Marysville Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 3219, delivered over 600 coats this month to the Marysville Community Food Bank Toy Store.

Each year, firefighter’s partner with a local school to provide free coats to children, but the pandemic put that plan on hold. In the meantime, the food bank’s annual Toy Store was seeing unprecedented need for new coats among children in Marysville, Tulalip, and Lakewood. Firefighters knew they needed to step in and help.

“Marysville Firefighters, like all of you, have had a tough year, but we have so much to be thankful for,” said Dean Shelton, Local 3219 President and Battalion Chief/MSA. “In a season of giving, it is our pleasure to give back to our community.”

Firefighters will work to ensure coats remaining after the Toy Store are distributed to children in need. These coats are provided in partnership with Operation Warm and 99.9 KISW. Since partnering with Operation Warm in 2012, IAFF Firefighters across North America have provided brand new winter coats to more than 200,000 children in need.

Marcee Maylin has a degree in Editorial Journalism from the University of Washington and 30+ years media experience.