A firefighter from North Mason Regional Fire Authority is among the 26 recruits to start a 12-week long Recruit Academy that meets National Fire Protection Association 1001 and 472 Standards for Firefighter Professional Qualifications at the Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Levels.

John Lamb starts Class 2018-01 Firefighter Recruit Academy at the Washington State Fire Training Academy in North Bend on Wednesday. Lamb and the other recruits will learn fire service principles through classroom instruction and rigorous hands-on live fire training.