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New: The Highlights: A Local Business or Community Member

Posted on Jun 25, 2018

Pickett Street Properties is dedicated to serving the community and would like to highlight businesses and community members that are dedicated to doing the same. Our first highlight is very special as he is the husband of our Lead Buyers Agent, Jillian Farrar.  Mark Farrar became a firefighter/EMT about 3 years ago with the Everett Fire Department. He is one of the kindest, most genuine people we know.  Read on below for Mark’s story on how he decided to become a firefighter:

“My name is Mark Farrar and I have been a firefighter/EMT with the Everett Fire Department for about 3 years. My journey to this line of work started about 15 years ago after my father and I were involved in a high speed roll over on the I-90 in rural Montana. Both of us received only minor injuries but this was the first time I was put in a situation to help someone else in a real crisis moment. I have always had an interest in helping people but in that moment, I knew I had a higher calling.

With strong encouragement from a friend I joined a local volunteer fire department, became certified as an EMT-Basic and starting working for a private ambulance company in Seattle. Recently, I was blessed to be 1 of 3 Everett firefighters selected to be trained as a Paramedic through the UW/Harborview Paramedic program. Class #45 starts in late September and ends in July 2019. Between now and the start of class I will be taking a prerequisite class and spending time with my wife and two young children, Rowan & Rosalind. The time dedicated to this training will be demanding and intense. In a little over a year from now, my coworkers and I will return to the Everett Fire Department, back on the line serving the citizens of Everett. Which for me is the highest reward and what I love most about my job.”

Thank you, Mark- for everything that you have done for Everett and continue to do!  We are so impressed with you and your dedication.

If you’re curious about Mark’s journey as a firefighter, or are thinking about moving to Everett- reach out today at #425-502-5397 or 

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