Thursday, June 13, 2024

Q&A with Will Steady | One of three new firefighters to Chelan Fire District #7

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CHELAN – Chelan Fire & Rescue District #7 recently welcomed three new firefighters. In this direct Q & A, Firefighter Will Steady takes a minute to introduce himself to the valley:

Q: How long have you been in the Chelan area, and where are you from originally? 
 

A: I grew up in Entiat where I graduated high School. I moved for college/work and moved back to the area and have been here since 2015, so 25 years roughly.

Q: When did you know you wanted to become a firefighter?

A: When I was in High School. I had friends go into wildland fire and structure fire and both seemed like fun/exciting opportunities to give back to the community.

Q: What made you want to come to Chelan?

A: I love the community and the people who live here and also those that work for this department.
 
 

Q: Have you pursued other careers before training to become a firefighter? If so, what?
 

A: I worked for 18 years as a wildland firefighter. 15 years with the forest service in Washington and Montana and 3 years with the Washington DNR.
 
 

Q: What is your favorite aspect of being a firefighter?

A: Being able to impact others and give back to people in this community This is a special place and it’s a privilege to be able to give back to those in the Chelan area.
 
 

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?

A: I enjoy spending time with my wife and 2 kids, camping, hiking, hunting and fishing.
 

Katie Lindert: 509-731-3211 or katie@ward.media

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