Chief Mick Lamar was born in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from Oak Harbor High School in Oak Harbor, Washington. It was during high school he met his wife of 44 years, Trish. They have 2 children and 6 grandchildren. Chief Lamar joined the United States Air Force from 1972 -1977 serving in Washington State and Alaska.
Upon returning from Alaska to Whidbey Island, Chief Lamar was challenged to apply for a firefighter position at NAS Whidbey Island. Much to his surprise he was selected and began as a Probationary Firefighter in August of 1980. When Mick and Trish purchased their first home it came with a set of bunkers from the Cornet Bay Volunteer Fire Department just down the road from their home.
In 1983 Firefighter Lamar was promoted to Fire Inspector and remained in that position for the next 7 years until he was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief. While still serving as a Volunteer Firefighter during that same time-frame, Chief Lamar was selected as Fire Chief for the Cornet Bay Volunteer Fire Department. Within 5 years Chief Lamar was also asked to assume command of the Silverlake Fire Department and convert both volunteer agencies into the North Division of Island County Fire Protection District #2. He served as Fire Chief there until right before his retirement from the Naval Air Station in 2004.
Towards the end of his career at NAS Whidbey, Chief Lamar began working with Navy Officials to “regionalize” all 8 Navy Federal Fire Departments into one organization. Once regionalization took place in late 2000, Chief Lamar finished his service as Battalion Chief for the Eastern half of the Puget Sound Federal Fire Department.
Chief Lamar helped develop and then obtained an AA in Fire Science and was one of the first graduates of the Fire Science program at Skagit Valley College, where he also completed a General Studies degree. Chief Lamar holds several IFSAC National Certifications up to and including Fire Officer III, Fire Instructor II, Fire Inspector II, Crash Fire Rescue, multiple Hazardous Material certifications and many others.
Chief Lamar helped with the implementation of the Island County Recruit Academy (the only IFSAC Volunteer Accredited Academy in the State of Washington), where there he served in multiple capacities from Company Officer to Drill Master. Chief Lamar is NWCG certified as an Engine Boss, Type 5 Incident Commander, and Wildland Firefighter I. Chief Lamar has been a licensed Emergency Medical Technician for over 35 years. Chief Lamar also helped to develop a Water Rescue Team with the USCG for responses in and around the Deception Pass area of Whidbey Island. Chief Lamar also helped to design and build the first Children’s Fire Safety House in the Northwest and traveled extensively, training School Administrators and Public Educators how to teach children to survive fires in their homes.
LWFR Yard Sale
Yard Sale Drop Off Instructions:
Drop Off Schedule:
Early Bird Drop Off at Station 93:
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
TRADITIONAL Day before the Sale Drop Off at Station 93:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Please also be aware that random drop offs outside of the scheduled drop off days ARE NOT ALLOWED except on a case by case basis. We will NOT accept furniture/large items outside the two drop off days unless pre-approved by Co-Chairs. Co-Chairs must be contacted to make arrangements.
The 2019 Auxiliary Sale Schedule:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
The following is a list of items we will not accept:
ANY FURNITURE IN 'NEEDS REPAIR' CONDITION
MATTRESSES (unless in NEW condition and wrapped)
WHITE GOODS (refrigerators/dishwashers/washers/dryers)
HOSPITAL ITEMS (walkers/toilets/crutches, etc.)
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (pesticides/fuel/paint/cleaners, etc.)
TV'S (unless flat screen in GENTLY USED condition)
We look forward to another fun and fantastic weekend! Feel free to contact either Deb Wadkins or Mike Stanford with requests/questions/volunteer.
Deb Wadkins (206 707-1772; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mike Stanford (509 881-8243; email@example.com)
Stan Morgan (206 369-5203; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Carl Leuck (425 765-8527; email@example.com)
Thank you for your service to our community and our Fire Department!!
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