For questions or information about the program, contact John Madson, Chief (Ret.), Program Administrator/ Instructor at email firstname.lastname@example.org or Contact Form or call (206) 631-7341.
REGISTER FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR at PUGET SOUND SKILLS CENTER
Learn more about our sister program, The Puget Sound Skills Center Fire & Emergency Services Cadet Program
If you would like to apply for the 2020-2021 Academic year at Puget Sound Skills Center, download the application and supporting forms below. After completing the application, keep a copy, and you must then turn in, email or deliver the original application to your school support personnel, such as a counselor or advisor. It is very important to turn in your application to your School Counselor/ Advisor as P.S.S.C. can not accept any application from you or your school without the supporting docs that need to accompany all of the applications.
To register for full year classes in the 2020-21 school year, check with your high school counselor, or call us at (206) 631-7300.
All P.S.S.C. courses are taught by experienced professionals using state-of-the-art technology and equipment. P.S.S.C. courses give students the foundation and training needed to prepare for post-secondary education and enter emerging, world-market careers. Classes are two-and-a-half hours daily and students attend one class and can earn 1.5 credits (1.0 for Third Session) for each semester of successful completion. Courses offer equivalency credits in math, science, fine arts, health, PE, and English depending on the curriculum.
P.S.S.C. students may also earn credits for off-campus work experiences. Best of all, P.S.S.C. courses are free! Transportation is provided from high schools in Federal Way, Highline, Tukwila, and Tahoma! Need credit-retrieval assistance? P.S.S.C. offers a unique, high school completion program for students who have a proven track record at P.S.S.C. but are behind in credits at their neighborhood high school.
P.S.S.C. information to register for the full year is below and at P.S.S.C. Admissions
King County Fire District #20
REHAB-322/ Air 20 Unit
King County Fire District #20 serves and protects the neighborhoods of Skyway, Campbell Hill, Lakeridge, and Bryn-Mawr. KCFD 20 REHAB 322/ AIR 20 is a mobile rehab unit with air cylinder filling capabilities. Rehab encompasses providing appropriate fluids(elctrolytes), high energy foods and performing basic medical vitals for on-scene firefighters, police and other responders as well as affected persons or residents. REHAB-322/ AIR 20 will almost always be accompanied by at least one Zone 3 Fire Cadet REHAB unit. As well, when REHAB-322/ AIR 20 is already on an incident or out of service, the Zone 3 Fire Cadets REHAB-302, REHAB-303, REHAB-304, CADET-346 or CADET-314 rigs will already aware and taking the necessary actions to respond to any incidents in South King County area or Mutual Aid beyond our zone. When larger single multi-alarm incidents occur the Rehab units will come together and coordinate to provide the necessary support coverage needed and as directed. Typically, Rehab is necessary for working upgrade alarms, multiple-alarm fires, or larger scale incidents, larger river rescues, long or large Police incidents, Natural Disasters and more that would exhaust firefighters, police, residents and other resources.
WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION OF FUTURE FIREFIGHTERS
“Preparing Today’s Youth, For the Fire Service Tomorrow”
The Washington Association of Future Firefighters serves as a coalition of Cadet and Fire Explorer programs state wide. It provides a group forum to share ideas for improvement and planning and development for new and existing Fire Cadet and Explorer programs throughout Washington state. WAFF is committed to developing pathways for youth to develop their passion of protecting their communities by opening doors to career opportunities in the Fire and Emergency services discipline. The Zone 3 Fire Cadets are members of WAFF, and have a foothold in many of the events, education, scholarships and more that are offered through WAFF. One major event, is the Annual WAFF Muster at the North Bend Fire Training Academy, which allows all Washington State Fire Cadet and Fire Explorer programs to compete in critical training drills with other Fire Cadet and Fire Explorer posts from across Washington State.
MOUNTAIN VIEW FIRE AND RESCUE
South puget sound Wildfire Hand Team
Mountain View Fire and Rescue employs a combination of career and volunteer personnel who serve and protect a population of over 32,000 people and an area of 70 square miles. Mountain View Fire and Rescue covers the City of Black Diamond, sections of the Flaming Geyser State Park, Muckleshoot Indian Reservation and Pacific Raceways, White River Amphitheatre and much more.
Mountain View Fire and Rescue also has Wildfire Hand Teams, Two (2) Brush Trucks and a Water Tender plus they are members of the South Puget Sound Wildland Hand Team, which employs and trains career and volunteer Wildfire Firefighters in the South Puget Sound region. This is an excellent opportunity for motivated individuals, students, Cadets and Explorers who desire a career in natural resource management to gain fundamental forestry experience through fire crew employment.
The Zone 3 Fire Cadets together with Puget Sound Skills Center Fire and EMS Services have our own: Wildfire Hand Team(s); Brush Truck: BR-348 and 1500 gallon Water Tender: T-348. Mountain View Fire & Rescue/ Black Diamond Fire Department has assisted us in building our Wildfire Hand Team program by allowing our members to apply for a role as a Volunteer Wildfire Team member once they receive their Wildfire Certification, a.k.a. Red Card.
SEATAC POLICE EXPLORERS
The SeaTac Police Explorers is a group of youth volunteers captivated by law enforcement. The Zone 3 Fire Explorers often interact with the SeaTac Police Explorers during flag ceremonies, parades, and 4th of July details. Our programs look out for each other and ensure success in both disciplines.
For further questions or information about the program, contact Community Service Officer Mechee Burnett at 206.973.4917, or e-mail [email@example.com].