Ten years ago, as Dave Fergus began his tenure as a Fire Commissioner for Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue, his vision was for CKFR to be the Fire District that others looked up to and wanted to emulate. As he stepped down from the Board on December 31, 2016, he said he feels good that the District is well on its way.
Fergus proudly cites the fact that CKFR has weathered the worst economic downturn since the great depression, worked through significant changes in senior labor and management positions, and has replaced the better part of its fleet – even adding a ladder truck. Following a hard hit to staffing levels, they’ve successfully been built back up.
“I couldn’t be more proud of CKFR,” Fergus said, “and having had the opportunity to contribute, albeit small, in some of these monumental accomplishments.”
Fond memories include taking part in Fire Ops 101, in which he had the opportunity to climb the 100’ ladder and search for a manikin in the smoke house. Fergus also gives thanks to the CKFR volunteers who stood by during Friday night football games at Olympic HS as his son played, and to the crews that responded when his wife rolled her van and was stranded in a ditch consumed by blackberries. “Professional to a tee, calm and deliberate, CKFR’s first responders are the best. I want to give a heartfelt thanks to all of you for what you do every day, day in and day out.”
Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue thanks Fergus for his service and invites you to join us today as we recognize him with a special presentation at 4:00 pm, during our Board Meeting, at CKFR’s Administration Building, 5300 NW Newberry Hill Road.