Press Release – South County Fire
On September 9, fourteen South County Fire recruits started attending the Snohomish County Fire Training Academy. They are part of an academy class of thirty-six recruits from six county fire departments. Most of the training in the 14-week program will be taking place at the South County Fire Training Tower near Mariner High School in unincorporated Everett.
Recruits train 40 hours per week to learn skills to prepare them for their first shift at the fire station including hoses, fire attack, forcible entry, ventilation, search and rescue, automobile extrication, and ladders.
South County Fire is the largest provider of fire and emergency medical services in Snohomish County, serving more than 250,000 residents in unincorporated communities and the cities of Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.