Members of the Fire Authority gathered this afternoon in celebration of Volunteer Firefighter and Administrative Assistant Stephanie Criess. It has always been Stephanie’s goal to become a paramedic. Nine months ago she began that journey at Tacoma Community College. Today, she accomplished her goal. In addition, Stephanie was awarded the “Student of the Year” for her integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and empathy as chosen by her instructors. We are incredibly proud of Stephanie and her accomplishment!