Yakima County firefighter Greg Klutts.

Age: 29.

Profession: Lead dispatcher for Yakima County Fire District 5.

Residence: Wapato area.

Greg Klutts was a 17-year-old junior at Wapato High School when he began as a volunteer firefighter with Yakima County Fire District 5. He worked his way into becoming a career firefighter who also supervises the district’s 911 fire and emergency management services dispatch center in Sunnyside.

“What I love about being a career firefighter and dispatcher is the fact that every day I get the opportunity to experience something new and challenging, while knowing I can provide a meaningful service to my neighbors, friends, community members, and guests in need of emergency services.” he said. “It’s rewarding to know every day I can hopefully make a positive impact in someone’s life, in a time of crisis.”

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