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Sven Schievink
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  • Enumclaw, Wa
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Sven Schievink updated their profile
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Lives in:
Enumclaw, Wa
South King Fire & Rescue
Years of public service:
35 / Retired Dec. 2019
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Quint vs Truck, Funding, Staffing
Professional Qualifications:
Journeyman FF, FF1 and FF2, Tech Rescue Specialist, IFSAC Driver Engineer, Aerial Operator , EMT - Defib
Topics you provide training for:
FF Safety and Survival, Truck Company operations, RIT/RIC
Areas of expertise:
Forcible Entry, Ventilation , Aerial Positioning, Man Vs Machinery, Tool usage and tool maintenance
Started my Fire Service career in 1985 in a Fire Service program at L.H Bates Vo- Tech in Tacoma, WA. I then became a Resident FF for the Federal Way Fire Dept. ( KCFPD # 39 ) , while attending school. After Attending School for 2 yrs , I continued as a Resident Firefighter, and working for an ambulance company. In 1989 I achieved my dream of becoming a career FF, starting work for The City of Edmonds Fire Dept. In 1990 I returned to the Federal Way Fire Dept. as a Career Firefighter. I attended Numerous Firefighting courses continuing my education in the Fire Service. In 1996 I was one of 12 founding members of our Technical Rescue team, and I also became a Member of the FEMA USAR WA-Task Force 1 as a rescue specialist. In 2000 I became a Rescue Squad Leader on the Task Force. After serving on the team 8 yrs., I resigned my position on the team. In 2006 the Federal Way Fire Dept. merged with the Des Moines Fire Dept. , and Became South King Fire & Rescue ! Where I continue to work this day. I have filled many positions in the Dept., Acting Lt., Interim Lt., and Driver Operator. Driver operator is a new position in our organization, before all FF's off of Probation were trained to be drivers, in Jan. 2018 it will be promoted position ! I will be one of them. Founding member of Ladder Co.64 , where I am currently assigned. I still consider myself a student of my profession , and try to attend as much training as I can . Have attended Firehouse World Expo, FDIC, Orlando Fire Conference, and numerous FOOLS Conventions
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At 2:38pm on March 9, 2009, Jason "LAMBO" Lambert said…
Thanks! It's about time I finally got registered. See you soon. Lambo
At 11:40pm on February 19, 2009, Billy lewis said…
Good seeing ya bro
At 3:19pm on December 25, 2008, Dp said…
Merry christmas to you Sven. Hope all is well with you and yours. Stay Safe and we'll see you in June.
At 1:34am on December 20, 2008, Chris Frost said…
Hey brother good to see you on here. Are you and Shane keeping Snyder out of trouble? Happy Holidays
At 1:05pm on December 4, 2008, Brent Kaiser said…
Thanks Brother, I wear it with more pride and gratitude than you will ever know, or maybe you will :) Happy Holidays to you my friend.
At 4:54pm on September 30, 2008, Brent Kaiser said…
Sven, Sven, Sven......... Thank you brother. I have tried to post comments on the PSF forum and can't, so I am excited to find everyone here. I feel like a slacker for not knowing about it. Please pass on my families appreciation of everything that you all did for us. Words can't explain it.
At 7:17pm on September 29, 2008, Brandon Roark said…
brother, i havent forgotten, i promise. It's getting closer though
At 11:11pm on August 5, 2008, Austin Lindsey said…
Thanks Sven
At 12:24pm on July 16, 2008, Ben Simonds said…
Hey Sven,
Seattle rocked that is for sure.My email is send me your home address there. Take care and be safe brother
At 11:23am on July 16, 2008, Dp said…
Sven- How are you brother? It's great to see you here. Sorry I was unable to make the convention, I've heard you guys really raised the bar for us for 2009. We'll have fun trying to top it.
Stay Safe,

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