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SPOKANE VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS BRING FIRE EDUCATION TO AREA SCHOOLS
Spokane Valley Fire Firefighters love to share what they know about their trade with area school programs. Recently, Spokane Valley Rescue 8 joined the SVT Fire Science program to visit with first year students enrolled in the SVT program. Firefighters are often involved in many charitable and community programs outside of firefighting and often are the founders of programs. In fact, at SVT, many of the instructors are actually off-duty Spokane Valley Firefighters.
While at SVT, Rescue 8 was able to show the students all the technical equipment and tools that rescue crews carry on their trucks. The students were able to ask questions about the capabilities of the equipment and about different aspects of the job as a rescue team. It was a great opportunity to see and feel just how heavy actual equipment such as the “Jaws of life” really are when used.
SVT students are juniors and seniors in high school that participate in this two year Fire Science program. The Fire Science Program introduces students to structural and wild land firefighting and the emergency medical system. The program develops the teamwork, leadership, mental and physical skills needed to be successful in the fire service.
Students have the opportunity to earn 5 college credits at Spokane Community College (SCC) and are well-prepared for additional training at the post-secondary level. Instructors are current Spokane Valley Fire Department firefighters.
For more information visit spokanevalleytech.org and click on the Fire Science and Medical Services Program.
Did you Know?
- You can sign up for a station tour. Great for small groups.
- You should replace the batteries in your smoke alarms twice a year.
- Creating a defensible space with regards to wildfires could just save your home or property.
- We have Friends & Family CPR classes every month.
- Julie Happy