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January 29, 2013

By Staff

Local Realtors earn regional leadership posts

Joan Probala

Joan Probala

Joan Probala, a managing broker at Windermere Real Estate/East in Issaquah, has been elected as the 2013 president of the Seattle King County Realtors.

Probala, a real estate professional since 1990 and resident of Issaquah, serves as vice chairwoman of the Issaquah Planning Policy Commission, chairwoman of the Issaquah Arts Commission and survivor chairwoman for Issaquah Relay for Life. In addition, she is a past president of the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club of Issaquah.

Also named to the leadership team was Mike Winkler, principal managing broker at Coldwell Banker Bain Issaquah, as this year’s East Region director.

Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighters retire

Eastside Fire & Rescue Board of Directors honored retiring officers Lt. Maureen Dunn and Lt. Kerry Canady Jan. 10, who have combined experience of 50 years of service.

Dunn began her career July 1, 1987, working for the Issaquah Fire Department.

Ten years to the day, she was promoted to lieutenant.

She worked in Issaquah several years and ended up assigned to Station 81, in Sammamish.

As the only female officer for EFR, she was involved in the organization Women in the Fire Service, and felt it was important to help young women by volunteering with 16- to 18-year-olds at Camp Blaze, a nonprofit organization committed to maximizing women’s involvement in the fire service through education and networking.

Canady and his siblings became volunteer firefighters in 1981 in Carnation. He became full time on Oct. 1, 1987.

Since then, he’s served as the PTSA emergency preparedness coordinator and has worked with the senior center and other groups in his community over the years.

Canady has primarily served in Carnation, but has been assigned elsewhere, including Fire Station 81, in Sammamish.

Eastside Fire & Rescue serves Issaquah, North Bend, Sammamish, and fire districts 10 and 38.

Local firefighter is promoted to lieutenant

Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighter Ryan Anderson was promoted to lieutenant at a ceremony Jan. 8.

Anderson began his career with EFR on April 26, 2004, predominately working in the Issaquah and Sammamish areas.

Ryan was involved in Think Again, a program reaching young drivers, and is one of two lead instructors who talk to high school students about the choices and consequences of drinking and driving, not wearing seatbelts and reckless driving.

He has also worked with the Public Education Division promoting fire safety and injury prevention.

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