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FALL 2021 ACADEMY: GETTING OUR NEWEST FIREFIGHTERS READY TO SERVE!

Our fall academy has started and we are excited to have nine new Puget Sound Fire recruits. These recruits will graduate from the Academy in January and will then be assigned to shift work, where they will be responding to help our citizens.

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.


OUR NEWEST FIRE APPARATUS!

Puget Sound Fire was excited to take delivery of our new Tiller Truck – Ladder 374 early August. We had a wonderful dedication ceremony that was well attended by our community and local officials. You can see the new Tiller in action in one of our latest Instagram posts.

We are also excited that our new Heavy Rescue Truck is also being put in service. The Heavy Rescue Truck is a Zone 3 (South King County) resource that will assist not only our communities, but also is part of a Zone-wide effort to provide specialized services throughout South King County in partnership with our neighboring fire departments.


SHOW ME THE NUMBERS: SEPTEMBER 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 83Sept. Total
Fire12532318273502051113
EMS16018437810716136810688139608671791987
HazMat115228313413236
Service Call383163318765255991
Other2629431838412241301391714341
TOTAL202222474133228462141141177811011011052568