First-in training and education
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Our standards are high. Currently we are contracted with 4 of the best known skills centers in the State
Click the buttons for more information on the programs.
First-In Training and Education (FITE) has contracted with one of the largest high school skills center in Washington State (WaNIC) to offer juniors and seniors the best in fire and EMS education.
In 1996, Woodinville Fire and Rescue partnered with the Northshore School District to offer a new kind of skills class. Housed at Station 31, the students were given hands-on training in all things fire and rescue. This class paved the way for numerous students to be hired by local fire departments such as Northshore, Bothell, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and others.
2011 brought changes to the program that included an increase in class time and a move to the Lake Washington School District's new Applied Health Building at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. At this time, FITE was formed to provide students with the instructors needed to expand the program into its current form. We continue to have students that are making an impact in the local fire and EMS community.
All of our classes are taught by fire and EMS professionals. This allows us to pass on current and progressive instructional techniques that we learn on the job.
Click "Director" for more information (scroll down on "Services" page).
WaNIC-Lake Washington/East King County
New Market Skills Center-Tumwater/South Sound
Fortunately, we are located in an area that fully supports our program. The fire departments in Redmond, Bothell, Woodinville, Kenmore (Northshore), Bellevue, and Kirkland (WaNIC), Seattle, and Mt. Vernon routinely offer their stations and equipment for our use.
Click the button below for addresses to the stations where we meet on Thurs/Fri. (WANIC ONLY)
We are all about building in our students healthy habits that will enable them to be productive members of society and possibly firefighter/EMT's if they choose that direction in life. To achieve this, we expect our students to be punctual, respectful, accountable, and responsible. We are raising up a generation of students that live to serve.
WELCOME TO FITE Fire and EMS