HERMISTON — The Umatilla County Fire District No. 1 recognized 13 people Sept. 1 during its 2023-02 Academy Graduation and Pinning Ceremony, held Friday, Sept. 1, at the Hermiston Community Center.
Among the honorees were 2023-02 Fire & EMS Academy graduates Adria Stephens, Karina Olvera, Dennis Bessarab, Austin Williams, Dillon Tucker and Reese Sheller. The district also acknowledged Casey Husk, Makiah Blankenship and Paul Diaz for passing their year of probation and recognized promotions for Lts. Wes Blood and Matt Lewis, Battalion Chief Matt Hodge and Deputy Chief of Strategic Services Richard Cearns.
Original Article: Source