Firefighter/Paramedic – Zackary Jenson
Zackary Jenson was born in Federal Way and has lived in Mason County since 2005, currently residing in Allyn. After graduating from North Mason High School in 2011, Zack went on to EMT school in 2015. He earned an Associate of Arts degree from Olympic College, an Associate of Science in fire science from Columbia Southern University, and an Associate’s in Applied Science and his Paramedic certification from Tacoma Community College. Zack began his career in the fire service as a volunteer in 2015, later transitioning to full-time staff as an EMT/firefighter with Mason County Fire District 3 and working part-time at Mason County Medic One. He enjoys being outside, running, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with his family and dog Remy. Zack loves being able to help people in a variety of ways every day and being constantly challenged both physically and mentally.
Firefighter/Paramedic – David Torvik
David Torvik grew up in Poulsbo, Washington, and graduated from North Kitsap High School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Washington and attended Paramedic School at Central Washington University. David joined the North Mason Regional Fire Authority after eight years with South Beach Regional Fire Authority in Westport. When not serving the North Mason Community, David enjoys spending time with his wife, son James, and daughter Leona.
Firefighter/Paramedic – Victor Quiroz
Victor Quiroz hails from the small village of Good Hope, Illinois, where he graduated high school in 2011. Upon completion of high school, Victor joined the Army on active duty and was stationed in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He completed two tours to Afghanistan before being honorably discharged in 2015. After leaving active duty, Victor made the bold decision to move to Ellensburg, Washington, to pursue higher education. Victor graduated with honors from Central Washington University with a Bachelor’s Degree, majoring in Law and Justice and minoring in Ethnic Studies. While earning his Bachelor’s Degree, Victor took an EMT class through Kittitas County, where he was first introduced to the fire service. In August 2019, Victor moved to Belfair and began volunteering as a Resident at North Mason Regional Fire Authority, while also working part-time as an EMT for Olympic Ambulance. In January 2020, he attended the North Bend Fire Training Academy and was hired as a Career Firefighter by the Fire Authority on June 1, 2020. In 2021, Victor began Paramedic School at Tacoma Community College, graduating in June 2022. He became a Paramedic with the Fire Authority in September 2022. Victor enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family. He is proud to call Belfair his new home and looks forward to the many years of service he will provide to the North Mason Community.
Firefighter/Paramedic – Robert Collamore
Robert Collamore, from Wauna, WA, graduated from Peninsula High School before pursuing dual degrees in Safety and Health Management and Food Service Management at Central Washington University. His fire and EMS career began in Kittitas County, WA, as a means to support his education. He ventured to Alaska, working as a fire claims adjuster and EMS Coordinator, and later embraced a nomadic lifestyle, traveling the US in a van. Returning to Washington in 2017, Robert joined the North Mason Regional Fire Authority as a Community Outreach Coordinator. In 2021, he graduated from Paramedic School at Tacoma Community College and transitioned to a Paramedic role in November 2022. Robert relishes the dynamic challenges of his fire service career and nurtures a passion for travel, especially road trips and train rides. His current travel aspiration is to experience the world’s longest train routes.
Firefighter/Paramedic – Kyle Severance
Kyle Severance was born and raised in Sparta, Michigan and moved to Washington in 2001. He attended North Beach High School in Ocean Shores and obtained his EMT certification from Grays Harbor EMS. Kyle also attended Tacoma Community College in 2015 and earned his Paramedic certificate and Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Health Management in 2017. Not knowing what he wanted to do for a career, Kyle joined Ocean Shores Fire Department as a volunteer and went to EMT school as his senior project. He quickly fell in love with medicine and knew it is what he wanted to do as a career, volunteering with OSFD from 2001 through 2006. He worked for American Medical Response from 2006 through 2020, East Jefferson Fire Rescue from 2019 to 2020, and joined the North Mason Regional Fire Authority in July 2020. Kyle has been married for a year to his husband and has a 15 year old son and two dogs. He is an avid snowmobiler and enjoys working in his garden. During the summer months, he spends his free time on the boat wakeboarding and inner tubing.
Firefighter/Paramedic – Travis Wilson
Travis Wilson grew up in Swansea, IL, a small town just east of St. Louis, MO. He was born there and raised by his parents and dogs, tormented by two brothers, and coddled by his sister. After graduating from Belleville East H.S. in 2006, Travis went on to study at Illinois College, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. While at Illinois College, he played all four years for the soccer team. During that time, he also interned at a large developmental center for impaired adults and worked as a high-risk youth mentor. After graduation, Travis spent time as a restaurant manager, youth soccer trainer, valet, bellman, doorman, and property manager prior to discovering EMS and his calling as a firefighter. Travis worked as a paramedic for AMR in Tacoma for nearly two years before being hired at NMRFA, in May 2021. While at AMR, he was also a Field Training Officer for newly hired Paramedics and EMTs. Travis has always found the most joy in helping people and gaining valuable time and insight into people from all walks of life. He enjoys finding ways to help and connect with all. Once EMS and fire were introduced to him by his new brother-in-law, he was ecstatic to sign up for EMT school immediately, as he had finally found an adventurous avenue in which to help people while using his skills acquired from working face-to-face with many different people from varying backgrounds. In his free time, Travis enjoys spending time with his wife, Aspen, and two dogs Moab and Bodhi. They can often be found paddleboarding, hiking, camping, and enjoying the outdoors of PNW. When at home, there is often music, games, and dogs with the zoomies.
Firefighter/Paramedic – Tavia Henry
Tavia Henry was raised in Gig Harbor, Washington. She and her husband settled down into their home on the Key Peninsula in 2015. Following high school, Tavia earned her EMT certification through Bates Technical College and began working at Rural Metro/AMR in Tacoma. After her very first shift as an EMT, she knew she wanted to attend Paramedic School and work as a paramedic. During Paramedic School at Tacoma Community College, she was lucky enough to do her ride time with North Mason Regional Fire Authority. While riding as a medic student and falling in love with the North Mason community and the fire service, Tavia began the process of testing to become a firefighter. She spent just shy of five years with Tacoma Fire before joining the Fire Authority in September 2022. When not working, Tavia enjoys spending time with her husband and three young kids, camping, and traveling. Her hobbies include gardening and collecting animals on her family’s small farm.