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Nine decades after the Holocaust began, we join the Holocaust Museum in pausing today for International Holocaust Rememberance Day.

"January 27 is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD). Since 2005, the UN and its member states have held commemoration ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism."
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Nine decades after the Holocaust began, we join the Holocaust Museum in pausing today for International Holocaust Rememberance Day. 

January 27 is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD). Since 2005, the UN and its member states have held commemoration ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism.
- https://www.ushmm.org/

Please join us in congratulating Captain Ed Jirsa on his last day of employment with the Bellingham Fire Department.

Ed was born and raised in Chicago and moved to Washington at 14 years old. The die-hard Chicago Bears and Cubs fan graduated from Bothell High School in 1988 and has lived in Seattle, Everett, and now currently in Shoreline.

Ed began his employment working various jobs with the majority of his work experience being house painting and sales. Ed said that he didn’t get a lot of satisfaction from either of those positions and decided to pursue a career as a firefighter at the age of 29.

His first taste of the fire service was volunteering with Mercer Island Fire from 1999-2000 and then he was hired by Bellingham on February 28th, 2003.

While this closes a chapter of Ed’s employment at Bellingham, he has taken a position as a sales representative with SeaWestern, a firefighter gear supplier company. If you don’t see Ed out supplying gear to fire departments in the Puget Sound, you may find him at a Melvins or Iron Maiden show.

Ed Jirsa is a humble person who has been a dedicated employee and servant to the people of Bellingham. Ed, congratulations on your retirement and thank you for your service to the citizens of Bellingham!
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Please join us in congratulating Captain Ed Jirsa on his last day of employment with the Bellingham Fire Department.  

Ed was born and raised in Chicago and moved to Washington at 14 years old. The die-hard Chicago Bears and Cubs fan graduated from Bothell High School in 1988 and has lived in Seattle, Everett, and now currently in Shoreline. 

Ed began his employment working various jobs with the majority of his work experience being house painting and sales. Ed said that he didn’t get a lot of satisfaction from either of those positions and decided to pursue a career as a firefighter at the age of 29. 

His first taste of the fire service was volunteering with Mercer Island Fire from 1999-2000 and then he was hired by Bellingham on February 28th, 2003. 

While this closes a chapter of Ed’s employment at Bellingham, he has taken a position as a sales representative with SeaWestern, a firefighter gear supplier company. If you don’t see Ed out supplying gear to fire departments in the Puget Sound, you may find him at a Melvins or Iron Maiden show. 

Ed Jirsa is a humble person who has been a dedicated employee and servant to the people of Bellingham. Ed, congratulations on your retirement and thank you for your service to the citizens of Bellingham!Image attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

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Congrats Ed, welcome to retirement

Congratulations Ed. It's been a pleasure working with you. You are leaving us better then you found us because of your hard work and dedication. Thank you.

We appreciate you and good luck on your next endeavor!!

Congratulations on your retirement! Thank you for your service to the community and it’s residents. Enjoy this next chapter of your life!!!

Congratulations! Wecome to the next chapter of your life! Thanks for your dedication to the community!

Thank you for your service. Enjoy your well deserved “retirement”!

Happy retirement Ed, at least from the BFD! It was a pleasure working with you!

That's awesome Ed!!

Thank you for all you have done for our community

Congratulations, Ed!

Congrats Ed! Cheers:-)

Thank you Ed!

Congratulations Ed!

Your Grandmother, Aunt and Cousin are so very proud of you!

Congratulations, enjoy!

Congratulations!!

Congratulations

Shan Cavoretto

Thank you for your service, You will enjoy retirement!

Thank you for your service sir!

Congratulations!! Thank you for your service!!

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At the end of 2022, 13 of our recruits (3 laterals and 10 entry-level) completed the 2022-2 Firefighter Academy. Congratulations to these dedicated individuals who are now on the floor and assigned to fire stations throughout the City. Their probationary period will last until August 2023, and we look forward to seeing their success in the fire service. ... See MoreSee Less

At the end of 2022, 13 of our recruits (3 laterals and 10 entry-level) completed the 2022-2 Firefighter Academy. Congratulations to these dedicated individuals who are now on the floor and assigned to fire stations throughout the City. Their probationary period will last until August 2023, and we look forward to seeing their success in the fire service.

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Welcome and congratulations!

Congratulations and be safe

Congratulations to each of you. Thank you for everything you will be doing throughout your incredible careers! May God bless each and every one of you, and keep you safe while you put your lives on the line for the public! You are all amazing human beings. ❤

Congratulations one and all! Best wishes to all of you and much success!

Congratulations to you All !! May God protect you All!!❤

Congratulations, be safe!

Congratulations! Thank you!

Thank you and congratulations!!

Thank you very much for serving our community!

Congrats!

Way to go Davey

Welcome aboard. May your careers be as wonderful as was mine. F-195

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Thank you!!! And congratulations. God bless you!!

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.
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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.
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At the end of 2022, 13 of our recruits (3 laterals and 10 entry-level) completed the 2022-2 Firefighter Academy. Congratulations to these dedicated individuals who are now on the floor and assigned to fire stations throughout the City. Their probationary period will last until August 2023, and we look forward to seeing their success in the fire service.
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