After more than 21 years of service to the citizens of Algona, Auburn, and Pacific, Capt. Ruge is retiring.
Capt. Ruge was the first female firefighter hired by the Auburn Fire Department (now the Valley Regional Fire Authority).
Capt. Ruge's great sense of humor was on full display at the end of our photoshoot when her crew snuck up and attacked her with cream pies! The horror...
Best wishes, Capt!
All our photos from that day can be seen here: