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GETTING OUR NEWEST FIREFIGHTERS READY TO SERVE!

Puget Sound Fire is excited to announce that Recruit Class 11 finished the academy on June 17 and is now on shift serving our communities. We had nine recruits that spent the last 20 weeks learning how to perform all the fireground and emergency medical skills necessary to perform the position of probationary firefighter.

Congratulations Recruits!

We are preparing for our next academy which starts on August 30, with nine Puget Sound recruits. 

The South King County Fire Training Consortium runs the 20-week Recruit Fire Academy. The SKCFTC is comprised of 13 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: AUGUST UNIT RESPONSE NUMBERS

How many fires did we respond to last month? 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 83July Total
Fire2153372241912546174186
EMS18618338311917237010599143547766682025
HazMat0262056243133136
Service Call861147126663111788
Other35272411296593616910139293
TOTAL2502274531412354941311571737197110892628