Classes

RA Class: Town Hall with RA Board

3:30-5:00pm
Ed Seminar-Wednesday, April 20
Location: Heritage B
Speakers: Bruce Baurichter, Pat Hepler, Steve Hostetter, Roy Orlando, George Orr, Curt Vandver, Dean Shelton

Location: Heritage A

About the Speakers

Bruce Baurichter

Bruce Baurichter was hired by the Tacoma Fire Department in 1986 and elected to the Local 31 Executive board in 1988, serving as an officer for over 25 years. He held the office of Vice President, and was subsequently elected Secretary/Treasurer in 1994, and served in that capacity for 19 years. In 2013, Bruce...

Pat Hepler

Patrick Hepler served the city of Edmonds as a fire fighter for over 30 years. He retired from the fire service in 2017 after serving for an additional eight years as a Battalion Chief for Snohomish County Fire District #1. Pat has held numerous leadership positions in Local 1828, including 15 years as President....

Steve Hostetter

Hotstetter grew up in Bremerton Washington.  After graduating from the University of Puget Sound and a short stint in the business world, he joined Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue, retiring as a Battalion Chief in 2017.  He served as 2nd vice president for local 2819, has been on multiple negotiations teams, and supported the...

Roy Orlando

Roy Orlando ismember of Tacoma Firefighters IAFF Local 31 and served the Tacoma Fire Department for 39 years in various positions within the Operations and Training Divisions. He retired as a lieutenant. A life-long Tacoma resident, Orlando has been actively involved in monitoring pension legislation and union benefits both before and after his retirement....

George Orr

George Orr has been a member in good standing of Local 876, both active and retired, since June of 1970 – over 50 years of union service and fraternity. In that time George served honorably as a fire fighter, a fire investigator, and held several Local 876 leadership positions including Chairman of the Wage...

Curt Vandver

Curt Vandver joined the City of Puyallup Fire Department in 1970. During his time in Local 726, Curt was very active in all aspects of union leadership and completed his AA degree in Fire Command and Administration. After more than 30 years of service, Curt retired in 2004 and has continued working for fire...

Dean Shelton

Dean Shelton began his career as a Bremerton fire fighter in 1995. Since 1997, he has worked as a paramedic and Captain for the Marysville Fire District. Shelton served as Skagit County Fire Commissioner from 1998-2015. He was appointed to the Washington State Fire Protection Policy Board by Governor Christine Gregoire in 2010. A...

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