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CONGRATULATIONS TO RECRUIT CLASS #13: GETTING OUR NEWEST FIREFIGHTERS READY TO SERVE!

Our Winter 2022 academy recruit class just graduated and they are now assigned to shift work. We are excited to have our 15 new Puget Sound Fire probationary firefighters on the line.


Congratulations to our newest Probationary Firefighter’s! Also congratulations to PFF Jeremiah McNeal who received the Marty Hauer Physical Fitness Award.

Recruit Class #13 spent 20 rigorous weeks earning their Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Operations, and Emergency Medical Technician certifications.


SOUTH KING COUNTY FIRE TRAINING CONSORTIUM

The South King County Fire Training Consortium runs the 20-week Recruit Fire Academy. The SKCFTC is comprised of partner agencies that have come together for unified training that leads to consistency in operations. The Recruit Fire Academy teaches agencies’ newest hires all the required skills needed to serve their communities as firefighters. This includes using a self-contained breathing apparatus, fire hose operations, search and rescue, ladder use, technical rescue, vehicle extrication and much more. Recruits also spend five weeks of rigorous Emergency Medical Technician training before graduating the academy. Recruit firefighters graduate from the academy and report to their home agencies ready to ride on a fire engine as a probationary firefighter.

SHOW ME THE NUMBERS: Q1 2022 UNIT RESPONSE NUMBERS

How many fires did we respond to last quarter? What types of calls do we respond to the most? How busy is the fire station in my community? Below is a table to help you understand how many responses your neighborhood fire station is dispatched to, along with the call types: Fire, EMS, Hazardous Materials, Service, and Other.

The information below is RESPONSES not INCIDENTS. This table shows the amount of times individual fire unit(s) from each station respond to an incident, not the amount of incidents our department responds to. For example, a basic aid call will typically have a single fire department unit respond. This counts as one incident and one responding unit. In comparison, a house fire will have multiple units respond to the single fire incident. At each incident, there can be multiple units from different stations. This would register as ONE incident, but with MULTIPLE responses.

Station 45Station 46Station 71Station 72Station 73Station 74Station 75Station 76Station 77Station 78Station 80Station 81Station 83Q1 Total
Fire684618816449917191467225551
EMS505559139235256712973722674542051822282336613
HazMat101531214422742846235229
Service Call20187011336431201714687319
Other2121851295616722011915395445853431622
TOTAL815823189843782517225665015882732593342939334