First-in training and education
In 2011, we started First-In Training and Education to give students an opportunity to help high school students explore a career that is at the heart of serving their fellow man. Our true reward, as a company, is to see students succeed in life after FITE with the many skills and values that they learn during their time here.
Our Advisory Boards are made up of area Chiefs and our non-profit board of directors is a combination of fire officers, paramedics, and local business professionals. All of these combine to make the financial and educational oversight of this program second to none.
-12 year Firefighter/EMT
-Former Fire Officer Instructor-Bellevue College
-10 years, Teacher- Arlington School District
-AHA CPR/First Aid/Senior EMS Instructor
Students leave our program with more than just skills and confidence. They have the opportunity to earn college credit (TechPrep and Skagit Valley CC), college class equivalency (EvCC), and a CPR/First Aid card.
FITE provides top notch CPR/First Aid training to healthcare providers and HeartSaver qualified individuals and organizations. We use the most current AHA guidlines and our vast experience on the street with actual CPR situations to give a unique perspective to this often taught and required certification.
Our students have the opportunity to perform a minimum of 20 hours of community service per semester. If you have a need or know of an opportunity for our students to serve, please email us with the information.
FITE currently runs one of the biggest and longest operating High School Fire and EMS programs.
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.