Puget Sound Skills Center
18010 8th Avenue South Burien, WA 98148

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Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Puget Sound Skills Center
18010 8th Avenue South Burien, WA 98148

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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. Fire & Emergency Services is an an engaging hands-on program where you will learn various aspects of fire and emergency services. You also will:

  • Participate in actual training drills to further your knowledge of fire science.
  • Develop competency in fire safety, incident management systems, use of hoses, ladders, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBAs), and First Aid/CPR.
  • Tour local fire stations, the Valley Communication Center, and Bates Technical College.
  • Learn to combine great teaming skills with physical and mental strength as you progress through the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) training program.

Some students are selected for sponsorship to an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class and our Wildland Firefighting apprentice program.

Approved Equivalency Credit: 0.5 English, 1.0 Physical Education, 0.5 Health, and 1.0 Lab Science

College Credits: Bates Technical College - 15 credits; University of Alaska - Fairbanks - 18 credits

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