SEATTLE – On Tuesday, May 15, Washington State Patrol held its 2017 awards ceremony for District 2 (King County area). Two awards went to two Seattle Firefighters, Firefighter Chris Quinlan and Firefighter Aaron McCandless, for their off-duty actions involving motor vehicle incidents. Firefighter Chris Quinlan received the Award of Merit for pulling a driver out of a burning vehicle on I5 on February 6, 2018. Firefighter Aaron McCandless received a Certificate of Appreciation for rendering aid to a Washington State Trooper on I90 on December 26, 2017 who was injured from the impact of a motor vehicle collision near him. Congratulations to them and to all of the Washington State Troopers honored today.
Pictured Firefighter Chris Quinlan and Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste
Pictured Chief Batiste and Firefighter Aaron McCandless
Pictured from left to right: Battalion Chief Tom Richardson, FF McCandless, Chief Batiste, FF Quinlan, and Deputy Chief Jay Schreckengost