ARFF Coordinator Bio

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Big Bend Community College Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting

Jack Zeilinga

Jack Zeilinga

Jack Zeilinga

ARFF Coordinator and ARFF 5 day Training Instructor
Jack has been in the fire service for over 17 years, currently with the Port of Moses Lake Fire Department for the last 7 years where he holds the position of lieutenant. He has qualifications in IFSAC FF I and Instructor I, and certification for instructing topics like, Haz-Mat awareness and operations. He has worked as a technician on Haz-Mat incidents and received advanced training for dealing with illicit methamphetamine labs. Jack has instructed at the Washington State Fire Academy in North Bend teaching subjects including: the Burn-to-learn curriculum, Search and Rescue, as well as being an instructor at the Federal fire training facility at Hanford known as HAMMER where he teaches numerous other courses. For the ARFF program at BBCC, Jack instructs Breathing Apparatus and extinguishing agent application sections of the class. He is one of our most experienced instructors at Moses Lake, with extensive knowledge of the operational aspects of the Live Fire training facility. His hands-on approach with students in the Live Fire section of the training keeps the student engaged with the challenging task at hand in a safe environment. We are proud to have such a qualified person as Jack in the ARFF program here at BBCC. Jack lives right on the shoreline of Moses Lake with his wife Lisa, their son Jacob and daughter Morgan. On his free time Jack enjoys riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, Hunting, Golfing and being a volunteer fire fighter with the local County fire department where he holds the rank of Battalion Chief.

 

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