Eric Monroe is a Battalion Chief with the Shoreline Fire Department and has been in the Fire Service since 1984 when he started as a volunteer firefighter. Beginning his professional career in 1990, he has taken on many roles and responsibilities. One of his most important roles started in 2011 as the Washington State Director of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network. In his role as director, Battalion Chief Monroe recruited and leads a team of District Reps who provide cancer support and prevention education throughout the state.
Battalion Chief Monroe has more than 10 years of experience with Firefighter Health and Safety serving as an ACE Certified Peer Fitness Trainer, Health and Wellness Coordinator and Safety Committee member. Battalion Chief Monroe’s varied background in fire service operations as well as Firefighter Health and Wellness provide the perfect foundation for teaching awareness and prevention education but most importantly providing personal assistance and support to firefighters and their families when facing a diagnosis of cancer through a national network of mentors.
Dan Ward is a Captain on Engine 1 with the Spokane Valley Fire Department. Dan began his professional career in the Fire Service in 1997. During Dan’s career he has been active in Union leadership and through his support of various Charities and Foundations. Dan is a yearly participant in the Firefighter Stairclimb benefitting the LLS and also a strong supporter of the Anna Schindler Foundation, a local charity dedicated to family assistance during childhood cancer treatment.
Captain Ward’s time in the Fire Service and his own experience with Presumptive Cancer give him a strong background to provide assistance and support to firefighters and their families when facing a diagnosis of cancer.