Fire Department hires new firefighter

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Airway Heights Fire Department (AHFD) officially christened its part-time firefighter program with the April 1 hiring of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Brenda Wittig.

Wittig, who lives in Spokane Valley, has been a volunteer firefighter with the department for the past two years.

"It is exciting," Wittig said. "I'll essentially have the same responsibilities-just with a title now."

Wittig initially gained interest in becoming a firefighter when friends in the Spokane Valley Fire Department would tell her stories of their day-to-day work. She said hearing these tales put he...


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