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Eric Hall

“My entire life and family is dedicated to building fire trucks and being in active fire service.”

Grandson of Western States Fire Apparatus founder and son of a Cornelius, OR fire chief, Eric experienced 13 years on the production floor, 27 years engineering, repairing, and selling apparatus.  After raising two daughters and gaining a son-in-law, Eric and his wife live in Lyons, OR enjoying hunting, traveling together, and being in the outdoors.

“I am privileged that my work is serving fire departments and solving their unique needs.”

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Blythe Hirst

My motivation is building long-lasting partnerships through careful listening and presenting individualized solutions.

Blythe is a seasoned veteran in both fire equipment and apparatus sales, being honored as Rosenbauer’s Top North Continental Salesperson.  He credits team and customer support for this achievement.  Blythe and his wife both have their family roots in the Seattle area where they have raised three young adult children.  They enjoy studies, soccer, surfing, hiking, biking and skiing.

"I am dedicated to providing state-of-the art fire apparatus and equipment that helps our First Responders do their jobs safely and efficiently."

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Mark Merritt

“I am thrilled to be able to make an impact in the Pacific Northwest fire community.”

Influenced by his volunteer fire father and uncle, Mark and his brothers grew up volunteering and served professionally.  Living 20 years away home and fire, the love was still alive in tracking and restoring his favorite Yakima antique fire engine, and stopping in his work travels throughout the west meeting city and rural departments and their apparatus.  The opportunity to own hometown touchstone Cascade Fire & Safety brought Mark back to Yakima, WA in 2005 where he lives with his wife.  He follows sports, and travels around the state to spend time with his daughter, son, and daughter-in-law.

“No matter the level of technological advancement, Cascade Fire & Safety will always be where people still buy from people.”