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L.S. Fire Public Education takes on new lead


September 11, 2012

Jennye Cooper Alison Caton

On September 14 Public Educator Alison Caton will be leaving Lake Stevens Fire to pursue a career in nursing.

“We wish her every success as she takes a new direction in her life,” commented Chief Lingenfelter. “Alison has been a huge asset to Lake Stevens Fire. Her contributions have created a legacy of professionalism and creativity and she will be missed.”

Caton’s time with Lake Stevens Fire started in October of 2007 as an intern in communications, which led to part-time work as an office assistant, part-time work in communications, and eventually a full-time position as Office Assistant in October of 2008. Caton took on the role of Public Educator for Lake Stevens Fire in July of 2010. As of January 2011, her role as Public Educator included a part-time focus on Granite Falls Fire District 17 in the area of public education.

Fire District 17 Chief Haverfield commented, “With minimal direction and guidance, Alison transformed our public education program by devoting her knowledge and creativity to our community. Whether she was in the schools talking to children about fire safety or in the public speaking to seniors about fall prevention, Alison always advocated her sincere desire for our department and more importantly public education.”

Lake Stevens Fire has promoted Jennye Cooper to Public Educator effective September 1, 2012. Cooper began her service with Lake Stevens Fire as a part-time receptionist in July of 2010. Since that time her level of involvement and responsibility has steadily increased.

She has represented Lake Stevens Fire at various community events such as the Dicken’s Fair, Showcase Lake Stevens, Health & Safety Fair, Aquafest and National Night Out.

She also helped Caton with the Granite Falls Fire Summer Camp this year.

Chief Lingenfelter commented, “Jennye brings many strengths along with dedication and enthusiasm to Lake Stevens Fire, and I am confident that she will see great success in her new role as Public Educator.”

Lake Stevens Fire continues to move forward with their public education efforts and welcomes Jennye Cooper to her new role.


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