WARM BEACH — Greg Osborne grew up visiting his grandparents and other family in the Stanwood area.
With his new job at North County Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Osborne said he feels as though he has come home to the area he loved as a child.
Osborne recently was named North County’s battalion chief of training, a new position in the department, spokesman Christian Davis said.
“Greg brings a lot of heart and enthusiasm to our department, so we’re looking forward to having him here,” Davis said.
Osborne worked for the past 18 years as a firefighter and training officer, primarily in Snohomish County Fire District 4 in Snohomish.
He also was a member of the Washington State Fire Training and Safety Officers Association board of directors for six years, and still serves as an advisory faculty member for Everett Community College.
A 1984 graduate of Lake Stevens High School, Osborne and his wife Pepper have three children.
“I am very excited to be part of North County Fire/EMS,” Osborne said. “I feel that this is one of the best customer service fire departments in Snohomish County, and it is truly a privilege to be part of that.”
Along with training, safety and operations duties, battalion chiefs in North County Fire/EMS provide 24-hour supervision services to the more than 104 square miles that are served by the department.
For more information about the department, call 360-652-1246.
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