Marysville, WA –

Firefighter Krista Longspaugh, the Marysville Fire District’s first female career firefighter, will retire Friday after 24 years of service.

Longspaugh began her career at the district as a part-time firefighter in 1996. She served as a Drive/Operator and was also an integral member of the Marysville Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 3219.

“I’m honored to serve this community,” Longspaugh said. “We really are a family here and the friendships I’ve made are something I’ll always cherish.”

Firefighters held a breakfast in commemoration of Longspaugh’s service on Thursday. She’ll be honored with a traditional flag ceremony at the end of her final shift Friday morning.

We are grateful to have Firefighter Longspaugh among our ranks and wish her a long, happy retirement!