Volume No. 18 Issue No. 2 February 2021  



  Safety tip – Falcon firefighter persists in achieving his goal
  

     This month's fire safety tip is given by someone who persevered a long time before achieving his goal of becoming a firefighter. As a child, Zach Korte was influenced by his father’s firefighter friends to pursue firefighting. Korte attended a firefighting academy in California in 2012 and then worked briefly for the Forest Service. He spent the next eight years trying to secure a firefighter's position in California. During that time, he worked for a wine company and then spent time as a paramedic for American Medical Response.
   
   Fast forward and he has been with the Falcon Fire Protection District for just under one year. Korte is married and has a 3-year-old son and another son who is a year and a half. During his off-duty hours, he likes to spend time hiking and doing home improvement projects.
   
   Feb safety tip: Always use caution with any kind of heating device, whether it is a fireplace or heater vent or any type of heater. Korte said keep a 3-foot radius around any heating device; make sure it is free from any inflammable material; and establish a kid free safety zone around heating devices.
   
   Feb safety tip: Always use caution with any kind of heating device, whether it is a fireplace or heater vent or any type of heater. Korte advises keeping a 3-foot radius around any heating device free from any inflammable material and also establishing a kid free safety zone around heating devices.
   
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Zach Korte likes spending time with his family and hiking when he is not on duty as a firefighter; left to right, Zach, Patrick, Kim and Matthew.
 
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