Vashon Island Fire and Rescue
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2019 Fire Academy
Vashon Island Fire and Rescue Fire Academy 2020-01
Dates ~ Cost ~ Supplies ~ Requirements ~ Contact ~ Resources



Thank you for your interest in Vashon Island Fire and Rescue Fire Academy Class 2019-02. There will be sixteen total seats available in the upcoming Fire Academy. To place yourself on the Fire Academy Roster, click on the "Register" button to the right and complete the online registration form. If you are an on-island resident and are interested in participating in Fire Academy please visit the volunteer section of this website. 

DATES:  Start Date: 12-12-2019   Ending Date: 05-16-2020

The Orientation is December 12, 2019, at 1730. Books and recruit clothing will be issued at Orientation.
The first class date is January 2.
Graduation is May 16, 2019.

Calendar -Tuesdays & Thursday 17:30-20:30, Saturdays 08:30-17:30
The primary location for training will be the Penny Farcy Training Center, 10019 SW Bank Rd, Vashon Island WA 98070.

One or more weekend sessions will be held at the Washington State Fire Training Academy in North Bend, WA. Details will be published with the class calendar. 

COST: The cost of the academy is $2,250. This includes books, academy shirts, and in-class testing fees. Payment is due in full one week before the orientation and is non-refundable. If needed, rental cost for PPE is about $650 for the duration of the academy. See "Supplies" section for details.

SUPPLIES: Applicants must provide their own:

  • 6”-8” black steel-toe boots either slip-on (such as Redback) or zippered
  • Plain navy blue sweatpants-at least 50% cotton.
  • Navy Blue Nomex Trousers
  • Black Belt
         (The above items can be purchased through retailers noted under "Uniform Items" the "Resources" section below.)
  • Recruits are responsible to supply their own PPE. 

The required PPE can be rented from "Turnout Rental" vendors noted in the "Resources" section below; rental cost is about $650.00 for the duration of the academy. Due to the high cost of this gear and the high rate of wear that it experiences over just a few academies, it is not cost effective for VIFR to maintain serviceably, NFPA approved PPE for recruit use during academies.

REQUIREMENTS:   The VIFR Fire Academy must have at least 8 students and will have no more than 16.  Prior to the beginning of Academy, all applicants must provide valid & current proof of CPAT testing with any of the recognized providers attached below. All applicants must be 18 years of age by the time Academy starts.

Firefighter Recruit Academy Pre-Requisites

  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Completed physical agility assessment from sponsoring agency or CPAT evaluation (see providers below)
  • Medical insurance
  • Medically certified per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1582 or sponsoring agency medical evaluation requirements, including clearance to wear a respirator (SCBA)
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Hold Harmless form signed, or sponsoring agency’s evidence of insurance. 
  • For Self Pay recruits: $37 NON REFUNDABLE cash or check for a background check. 

VIFR Point of Contact - For more information or questions:

  • Chief Cari Coll
  • Telephone: 206-463-2405 ext. 306
  • email:


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