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South King County Fire Training Consortium

Training Consortium

The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority is a partner in a ten department training consortium that includes Puget Sound Fire, Tukwila Fire Department, Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety, Renton Regional Fire Authority, Fire District #20 (Skyway), Fire District #2 (Burien/Normandy Park), North Highline Fire Department, Valley Regional Fire Authority, Fire District #28 (Enumclaw), and Vashon Island Fire and Rescue. These participating departments have combined training resources to reduce costs by eliminating redundancy.

The rapid, safe, and effective delivery of emergency services to the public is dependent on the response of well-trained professionals to emergencies that demand a wide variety of skills and knowledge to handle each emergency successfully. Requirements of law, industry standards, and local best practices, drive the need to consistently deliver a large amount of training to Firefighters each year. The development of the South King County Fire Training Consortium has allowed agencies to pool their personnel and resources into a single division with adequate staffing to deliver the required training. The training consortium model provides training that is relevant to the task, meets industry standards, and makes operations more consistent among agencies that respond to emergencies together.

In addition, the consortium departments provide a large pool of resources that offer exceptional training opportunities to all personnel, which translates to excellent service delivery to citizens and visitors in the communities we support.

Responsibilities & Services

The Training Division has the responsibility to deliver high quality training to all members of the consortium departments in a variety of disciplines that include.

  • Auto Extrication
  • Command Training
  • Driver/Engineer Training
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Hazardous Materials
  • JATC (Apprentice Training)
  • Live Fire Training
  • MCI (Mass Casualty Incident Training)
  • Technical Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Heavy Lift Rescue
  • High/Low Angle Rope Rescue
  • Surface/Swift Water Rescue
  • Trench Rescue

For more information, please watch the Introduction to the South King County Fire Training Consortium Video.

You may also contact the South King County Fire Training Consortium at 253-856-4330.