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Congratulations Mark!! Enjoy retirement!!RETIREMENT: Firefighter Paramedic Mark S. Anderson has worked his final shift for the Bellevue Fire Department. Mark completed just over 31 years of distinguished service, and his accomplishments are many. Hired in 1990, Mark spent his first years at Station 1, as a firefighter on Engine 1 and in a newly created tiller position on Ladder 1. In 1993, Mark attended the renowned University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center Paramedic Training Program and served as a firefighter paramedic on A Platoon for the duration of his career. Mark’s true passion for the profession and serving the community showed with his involvement in programs both locally and nationally. He helped implement advanced trauma and bleeding control training for members of the department as well as ensuring we carried the proper equipment to treat these life-threatening conditions. He researched and proposed purchasing a new type of body armor suited to our personnel, taught community CPR classes, served as an instructor to our firefighters for their quarterly Emergency Medical Technician training and provided skills training to his fellow paramedics. Mark was an original member of both our distinguished Honor Guard as well as the Urban Search and Rescue Team, Washington State Task Force 1. When Hurricane Katrina devastated communities in the Eastern United States, Mark deployed with the Task Force to Gulfport, Mississippi to assist. Mark's expertise led him to numerous speaking engagements, both nationally and internationally, on subjects of homeland security and active shooter preparedness as well as operational rescue and high threat pre-hospital medicine. We will miss his talents and wish Mark the best in this new chapter! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations Mark!! Enjoy retirement!!

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Užite si toho zasloužilého důchodu a hodně zdravíčka pozdrav posílám z Česka 🇨🇿

Congrats Mark!



Happy retirement Mark! Thank you for all your years at a service that is mentally and physically challenging 🚒❤️

Congratulations Mark

Congratulations and happy retirement!!!

Congratulations on your Retirement

Congratulations Mark! Enjoy your retirement!

Well done Mark!

Congratulations Mark. Definitely a favorite of mine. Always dedicated to the job and a perfectionist as a Medic. Enjoy the next adventure 🎉🎉

Congratulations Mark!

Congratulations Mark, enjoy your well earned retirement.

Congratulations. Here's hoping it is a wonderful adventure

Thank you for your service

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Congratulations Captain Halbert and Lieutenant Sobole!! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations Captain Halbert and Lieutenant Sobole!!Image attachment

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Congratulations to our modern day superheroes!





Gratuluji a přeji všechno nejlapší 🇨🇿

So awesome! Congrats to both! Nice job Lieutenant Dan! 😘 we are very proud of you!


Congrats Gents! 👍🙏🎉🎊

Congratulations! Daniel Sobole....they are lucky to have you!! And I’m lucky to be your favorite aunt mare!!! Xoxo

Congratulations to both of you! Well deserved 👍

Congratulations to both of you


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Food distribution: AmPowering will again distribute groceries, including dairy & fresh produce Saturday, January 9th from 3-4pm at Crossroads Mall outside the police substation. BPD officers will help hand out the food. If you are in need, please plan on being there! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you!

Well done and happy new year to you all ☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️

Compassionate Service: Our wonderful CARES team delivered tasty meals to local families in need over the holidays. ... See MoreSee Less

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The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.