Fire Science

Program Description:

This two-year program open to juniors and seniors, allows students to explore a career in the emergency services field with emphasis on developing fundamental skills in the fire and emergency medical fields. In addition to studying fire science and emergency medicine, cadets are taught skills in team building, decision-making and problem solving. This hands-on course is also physically demanding at times. Cadets participate in training fires and are given instruction in advanced first aid/CPR. Successful completion of the program, with a grade of “B” or better, may result in college credit.

Students in the Fire Science program year one will learn:

  • Washington State Occupational First Aid/CPR
  • Basic firefighting skills
  • Teamwork and cooperation skills
  • Apply concepts and mathematical procedures
  • Hydraulics
  • Application of science and physics to the fire ground
  • HazMat awareness
  • Physical training

Students in the Fire Science program year two will learn:

  • Wildland firefighting skills
  • Advanced firefighting skills and application
  • HazMat operations
  • Ride-along firefighting experience
  • Physical training

Program Benefits:

  • 3 high school credits
  • May qualify for math, history, health/PE, science, or language arts credits.  Because these credits differ by home district, click on credit equivalencies to learn what is specifically offered for this program by your sending high school.
  • Preparation for next level of education/training
  • Opportunity for scholarships
  • HazMat certification
  • First Aid/CPR certification
  • Up to 26 college credits (13 credits per year) maybe earned toward a fire science degree at Lower Columbia Community College

Prerequisites:

First and Second Year Cadets must have the following in order to be a participant in the Fire Cadet Program

  • Reading proficiency at 10th grade level
  • Excellent high school attendance record
  • Application (students completing through Cascadia Technical Academy must also complete a Cascadia Tech application)
  • Good physical condition (student must pass a sports physical)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine series (started or completed) or signed waiver
  • Negative TB test – no older than one year prior to the first day of class
  • Negative urinalysis drug screen – no older than two months before the first day of class
  • Liability release form
  • Must provide own transportation to training site
  • Must pass 1st year program with a B grade or better to qualify for 2nd year; limited space available

Recommendations:

  • Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1, Chemistry, Physics, Health and PE classes

Note:  Upon acceptance into the program, student and parent/guardian must participate in the Orientation at the off-campus Fire Science classroom site.

Career Opportunities:

  • Local and state law enforcement cadets
  • Dispatcher
  • EMT
  • Firefighter
  • Forest Fire Fighter
  • Forest Fire Fighter Inspector
  • Training Officer
  • Rescue Worker
  • Hazardous Materials Responder
  • Emergency Management and Response Coordinator
  • Emergency Planning Manager

Program Supply List / Student Costs:

Please plan ahead. Some programs require that uniforms, supplies, and other program specific related items (such as immunizations, food service card, etc.) be purchased, started or completed prior to the first day of school. To access the list for this program’s uniform, supply and other program related costs please click here.

Credit Equivalencies and College Credit:

Click here to learn more about credit equivalencies as well as the articulation agreements and college credits available for each program.

Note: Student accident insurance is available through your sending high school.

If you have concerns regarding these expenses, please see Peggy Leifheit in our Business Office. There are funds available for qualifying students. Ms. Leifheit can be reached at 360-604-1050 ext. 2158 or at Peggy.Leifheit@evergreenps.org.

FIRE SCIENCE PROGRAM LOCATIONS AND TIMES
Schools Attending Locations and Instructors Class Days and Times Fire Cadet Program Managers
Camas

Hayes

Heritage

Hockinson

Union

Washougal

Clark County Fire Dist. No. 3

17718 NE 159 St.

Brush Prairie, WA 98606

360-892-2331

http://www.fire3.org

 

Captain Larry Bauska,
Program Coordinator
Larry@fire3.org

Monday-Friday

7:50 am – 10:20 am

(Passing time 7:35 – 7:50 a.m. and 10:20 – 10:35 a.m.)

 

Chief John Nohr,

Division Chief of Operations

John.Nohr@clarkfr.org

360-687-4535

 

Firefighter Dan Ferber,

Lead Site Coordinator

Cadet.instructor@clarkfr.org

360-687-4535

Columbia River

Evergreen

Fort Vancouver

Hudson’s Bay

Legacy

Lewis & Clark

Mountain View

Skyview

Clark County Fire Dist. No. 6

8800 NE Hazel Dell Ave.

Vancouver, WA 98665

360-576-1195

http://www.ccfd6.org

 

Captain Scott Johns,

Site Coordinator

scott.johns@ccfd6.org

Monday-Friday

11:30 am – 2:00 pm

(Passing time 11:15 – 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 – 2:15 p.m.)

Battle Ground

CAM

La Center

Prairie

Ridgefield

River HomeLink

Summit View

Woodland

CC Fire & Rescue

Station 26

21609 NE 72 Ave.

Battle Ground, WA 98604

360-687-4535

 

Fire Fighter Dan Ferber,
Site Coordinator
Cadet.Instructor@clarkfr.org

Monday-Friday

7:50 am – 10:20 am

(Passing time 7:35 – 7:50 a.m. and 10:20 – 10:35 a.m.)