Whatcom County Fire District 18 welcomes a new firefighter. Firefighter Chris Camp graduated Whatcom recruit academy last Friday. It takes a tremendous amount of sacrifice, determination, and dedication to make it through the 3 month academy. Recruits attend academy Tuesday and Thursday evenings with training on the drill grounds Saturdays and some Sundays. The recruits must pass both written tests and physical skill tests in order to earn their firefighter 1 and HazMat operations certifications. This just shows the level of dedication the recruits have to serve our community. Please take a time to congratulate firefighter Chris Camp when you see him.