Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New Employees Receive their Badges

Lakeside River Park Fire Complex-

At the May 27, 2014, Lakeside Fire District Board meeting two recently hired employees received their badges from Fire Chief Andy Parr. The two employees were recently hired from the Lakeside Reserve Firefighter program to full-time positions as Firefighter-Paramedics.

Chad Murray

Chad spent his youth growing up in the Alpine area of the East County. He graduated from Granite Hills High School and then departed on a number of jobs to prepare him for employment in the fire service. Chad has worked as a reserve firefighter with other agencies, and has worked in the pre-hospital field.

Chad receives his badge from his father.
Chad recently graduated from the 25th Heartland Academy where he teamed up with Shane Daunis as squad team members.

Chad was presented with his badge by his father. Both Mom and Dad were in attendance.

Chad with his father and mother after the presentation.
Welcome to the Lakeside family.

Shane Daunis

Shane is 26 years old and was raised in the community of Santee under the careful guidance from his parents Debbie and Fred. Shane has a younger sister, Elle, which undoubtly kept him on his toes.

Shane receives his badge from his father Fred Daunis who served with the Santee Fire Department.
During his time at West Hills High School he enrolled in ROP Fire Science classes. Mined into that schedule was time for swim team and water polo sports. After high school it was off to Miramar College to continue with fire science classes. Soon he was accepted to Southwestern College's paramedic program.

After certification as a paramedic he worked for AMR. Soon he was accepted into the Lakeside Fire District's reserve program. Shortly after being accepted he was enrolled in the 25th Heartland Academy.

Shane with his mother Debbie, father Fred, fiance Caitlin, and sister Elle.
Upon graduating from the academy he was offered a fulltime employment with the Lakeside Fire District. Employment with Lakeside had been a long held dream as his father (Fred) frequently worked out of the Riverview fire station when Medic One was crossed staffed with one Lakeside, and one Santee, firefighter-paramedic. Shane grew up listening to stories his father would bring home about working with the two agencies.

 Shane is also engaged to longtime high school sweetie Caitlin.

Welcome to the Lakeside family Shane.

New firefighters in Lakeside must complete a rigorous one-year probationary period which is part of a comprehensive 36-month step training program.

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire Protection District

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