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Council honors Kirkland firefighter for 35 years of service

Kirkland Fire Chief J. Kevin Nalder (left) hands Ed Ulrich an award during a council meeting Tuesday, honoring his 35 years of service as a member of the Kirkland Fire Department.  - Carrie Rodriguez, Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland Fire Chief J. Kevin Nalder (left) hands Ed Ulrich an award during a council meeting Tuesday, honoring his 35 years of service as a member of the Kirkland Fire Department.
— image credit: Carrie Rodriguez, Kirkland Reporter

The Kirkland Council publicly recognized Ed Ulrich during its meeting Tuesday for dedicating 35 years of service as a member of the Kirkland Fire Department.

Ulrich has demonstrated professionalism and compassion to our community during his career with the City of Kirkland.

He serves as an emergency medical technician and was one of the programs pioneers demonstrating in 1978 that firefighters can effectively deliver a life-saving electrical shock to a cardiac arrest patient long before the patient arrives at a hospital for definitive care and treatment.

He earned an Associate’s Degree in Fire Command and Administration from Bellevue Community College. He is a founding member of the Eastside Hazardous Materials Response Team. Ulrich has served in the Department Training Office and has continued instructing firefighters in Driver Training and testing, as well as emergency vehicle incident prevention, hazardous materials awareness and operations at the company level. He also maintains the

department’s gas and hazardous atmosphere detectors.

Ulrich currently serves as the chair of the Kirkland Fire Department Health & Safety Committee.

 

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