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Ed Clark

Position: Battalion Chief
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Ed started in the fire service in 2000 in Pendleton, OR with Pendleton Fire and Ambulance as a paid-on call firefighter. While in Pendleton, he completed his paramedic degree from Columbia Basin College In Richland, WA. While completing school, Ed worked in construction where he learned all the phases of home building. He continued to go to college all while raising his family.

After graduating from college, Ed went to work for Pendleton Fire and Ambulance as a 40-hour paramedic, although not to soon after he as hired this position was cut from the budget. This is when Ed and his family packed up and moved 8 hours away to the  Coast of Washington in a small town called Ocean Shores, WA. He working at Ocean Shore Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. While at OSFD he was quickly noticed for his hands on skills and knowledge of apparatus and was put in charge of apparatus specs and vehicle maintenance of an aging fleet that needed many upgrades. Ed made many lifelong contacts while here and became part of the family, but he realized that the rain was not for him and family was too far away.

Ed started with Hermiston Fire and Emergency Services in 2007 and has moved through the ranks holding the position of Lieutenant, Battalion Chief of EMS, and B-shift Battalion Chief. He also joined the HazMat team along the way and has been in charge of apparatus for multiple years replacing several vehicles over the years. 

When Ed is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife & kids (all eight of them), he loves hunting, fishing, and the biggest joy is spending time working on his old chevy pickup.