After 11 years of her dream job, Tacoma fire boat pilot Kristina Stringer is retiring.

Tacoma fireboat pilot Kristina Stringer has been with the Tacoma Fire department for 25 years – 11 as a fire boat pilot – and is retiring at the end of the year.
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Tacoma fireboat pilot Kristina Stringer has been with the Tacoma Fire department for 25 years – 11 as a fire boat pilot – and is retiring at the end of the year.

Matt Driscoll has been The News Tribune’s metro news columnist since 2015. A McClatchy President’s Award winner, Driscoll lives in Central Tacoma with his wife Jennifer and three children. He’s passionate about the City of Destiny, and strives to tell stories that might otherwise go untold.