Fire & Emergency Services

About the Program

Join us in this exciting and challenging program that prepares you for a successful career in fire or emergency services. Learn all aspects of the field, including fire investigation, public education, and fire prevention. Students learn about fire science and participate in actual training drills. Learn fire safety, incident management systems, use of hose, ladders, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA’s), and First Aid/CPR. Some students from this program are selected for sponsorship to an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class. Tour local fire stations, the Valley Communication Center, and the Washington State Fire Academy. Combine great teaming skills with physical and mental strength as you complete this Firefighter One National Fire Protection Agency/International Association of Fire Chiefs (NFPA/IAFC) training program.

Approved Equivalency Credit: 0.5 English, 0.5 PE, 0.5 Health

Meet the Instructor

Ron Harvey


Instructor: Ron Harvey

Phone: 206.631.7341


I am the Fire Emergency Services Instructor at PSSC. I was a Firefighter for North Highline Fire District for 30 years, I have recently retired from North Highline Fire District so I can focus all my efforts to the PSSC Fire Emergency Service program. While in the Fire Department I was on the Emergency Bike Team, water rescue tech, swift water rescue tech, trench rescue tech, confined space rescue tech, and heavy rescue. In our class we do Fire Station tours; Tour dispatch centers, assist at actual fire scenes with rehab, and rolling hose, etc. Our guest speakers consists of career Firefighters, Fire Inspectors; Public Information Officers, Paramedics, and anyone else involved in the Fire Service.

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