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Shane Smith

Shane began his career in 1991 as a professional firefighter in Southern California and a mem-ber of his departments USAR Team. Shane moved to Southern Idaho where he worked as a Firefighter, a Paramedic and Team Leader of his department’s Special Operations Team. Shane and his family later moved to Western Washington where Shane is currently a Lieutenant as-signed to a Ladder/Rescue 64 in South King County. Shane is an active member and current Team Leader of his department’s Technical Rescue Team. Shane is also a member of the Wash-ington State FEMA USAR Task Force and holds the position of Rescue Squad Officer. His interest in team development and years of practical experience, combined with his passion for his family, career and technical rescue make him a huge asset to our team.


Matt is currently a Lieutenant with East Pierce Fire & Rescue in Bonney Lake, WA and a member of their Technical Rescue Team.  Prior to East Pierce, Matt was a Firefighter for the City of Tukwila Fire Department, where he was a member of their Special Operations Team. Matt has been an avid rock climber since 1991, is a former member of Seattle Mountain Rescue Team, and a former member of the Washington State FEMA USAR Task Force. For nearly 10 years, Matt was employed by Seattle Manufacturing Corporation (manufacturers of quality rescue and climbing equipment) involved in new product design, quality control and engineering. Matt left his position as an Engineering Manager with SMC when he became a firefighter. He has been a presenter at the International Technical Rescue Symposium.  Matt's unique background in various levels of special operations brings an incredible amount of technical knowledge to our team.
Jared Larna JARED "CHONGO" LARNA (<-- rollover image to see baby pic)
Jared comes from a solid/unique, background of rope work and rope rescue. Be-sides being a Rope Rescue Technician he is a certified climber through the Inter-national Society of Arboriculture. Jared is certified and experienced in the area of Tree Rescue, his background also includes Swift Water Rescue and Vertical Crane Operations. Jared possesses and impressive talent when it comes to per-sonal/self rescue skills, combined with his incredible work ethic and motivation towards training he is an incredible asset to our team.
Brien has been Involved in the fire service since 2001 and is not only an avid rock climber but, a former member of  the Snohomish County Search & Rescue Team. Brien is currently a professional Firefighter Driver Operator assigned to Ladder 62 with the Marysville Fire District in Snohomish County. He is an active member of Marysville's Technical Rescue Team, and since 2005 has been passionate about expanding his knowledge in the field of Urban Search and Rescue. Brien's motivation, passion, and strong work ethic make him a welcomed asset to Rescue City's team.