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Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF)


ARFF Training PhotoThe Washington State Fire Training Academy offers a unique training location for aircraft rescue firefighting and is the home to the first state-of-the-art aircraft firefighting trainer in the Pacific Northwest. The prop is equipped to provide realistic hands-on training using jet “A” fuel and will allow the use of foam as an extinguishing medium.

The ARFF facility meets all of the requirements for providing FAA airport A– BC- DE certification. In addition, the program meets the “Canadian Aviation Regulation 323.14”.


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  • ARFF training is currently out of service.

ARFF Training

  • For ARFF training questions, please contact Deputy State Fire Marshal Frank Poyner at (425) 453-3000, ext. 103 or via e-mail at Frank.Poyner@wsp.wa.gov

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Cooperative Courses


Most cooperative classes are scheduled on the weekends. Class rosters must be received by the Fire Training Academy no later than five working days prior to the start of the class if certificates of completion are needed on class day. The maximum size of the class is limited to 25 unless authorized by the Fire Training Academy. All excess students will be billed for.

Participating departments must provide a minimum of one instructor for each five students. Co-Op instructors must have successfully completed the class as a student, attended a Train-the-Trainer program for the course being taught, and participated as an instructor within the last 12-months at the Fire Training Academy.

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  • Please e-mail FireTrainingAcademy@wsp.wa.gov to schedule Cooperative Training.

  • The department is responsible for providing at least one individual to act as an instructor support person to fill air bottles. This person must be trained by the Fire Training Academy maintenance staff and cannot be a course participant. If it is impossible for you to provide a support person, please let the Fire Training Academy know in advance and we will arrange for a support person at an additional fee, which will be added to your course cost.
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Hazardous Materials Training


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  • Registration Fees, Meals & Lodging
    • There is no cost to attend any of these classes. Meals and lodging at the WSP and Fire Training Academy will be paid for as part of these programs. At all other locations where classes are held, meals and lodging will be the responsibility of the student.

  • Training Prerequisites
    • A minimum of Hazardous Materials Operations is required for attendance to the On-Scene Incident Command, the Train-the-Trainer Awareness & Operations, and the Technician courses.

  • HazMat Contact Information
    • For course content or registration information, contact Deputy State Fire Marshal Scott Lancaster at (360) 596-3930, or by email at Scott.Lancaster@wsp.wa.gov.

  • HazMat Registration FormAdobe PDF document
  • Housing
  • Training Props

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HazMat Courses & Schedules

Marine Fire Fighting Courses


Marine Firefighting CourseThe Washington State Fire Training Academy in North Bend, Washington, provides an STCW Marine Firefighting course.

The marine firefighting mock-up is designed as a mixture of a steam engine room and diesel room. It is intended to provide training for bilge fire, fuel line failure fires, boiler fires, fuel tank overflow fires, and engine room access procedures.

Fire Training Academy Qualified Marine Student Process

In order to register for any Marine Firefighting Open Enrollment Course at the Fire Training Academy, all marine students must complete the steps listed in the reference link below in order to become a Fire Training Academy Qualified Marine Student.

If you have any questions regarding the above steps please contact the Fire Training Academy via e-mail at FTARegister@wsp.wa.gov or you may call 425-453-3000.

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U.S. Coast Guard Approved - STCW Marine Firefighting Courses & Schedule

Additional Private Marine Firefighting Courses

  • Self Contained Breathing Apparatus - MFC-005
  • This 4-hour course deals with types of self contained breathing apparatus, donning, doffing, maintenance, and care of the unit. This course does not meet NFPA standards and is only intended as an introduction.

    No prequisites
  • Live Fire Team Training - MFC-008
  • This 8-hour course provides the opportunity for emergency response teams to combat live class (A) alpha and or class (B) bravo fires. It is recommended that personnel attending this course be members of an organized emergency response team. All personnel attending will be rotated through the assorted positions on a fire party during the training day. Instructors will observe and critique the actions of the team at the end of each drill sequence.

    No prequisites
  • Industrial Fire Brigades - IFC-003
  • This 24-hour course conducted over three days is specifically designed to meet the NFPA standards for industrial fire brigades. It provides step-by-step instructions for the prevention or control of fires emergencies in the industrial work environment. This course is outlined to produce a competent and individual who can function as a trained member of an industrial brigade emergency response organization. It teaches the same Firefighter 1 methodology employed by municipal fire departments and assumes participation in a tiered system.

    The program offers instruction in fire safety, fire science behavior, response of fire brigades, mutual aid, capabilities, and limitations of extinguishing agents and equipment, hazard control, restoration of operations, self contained breathing apparatus, and search and rescue procedures. Practical applications of classroom principals are taught in several challenging fire ground applications.

    No prequisites

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Open Enrollment Courses


To check for other available training dates, contact the Fire Training Academy.

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Open Enrollment Courses & Schedules

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Recruit Academy Courses


Fire Training Academy RecruitsThe Washington State Fire Training Academy (FTA) in North Bend, Washington, provides Washington State accredited training courses. These training courses have been reviewed and approved by the Washington State Patrol Fire Marshal’s Office. Course schedule and registration information is provided below.

    2018 Recruit Academy Announcements

    Fire Training Academy Courses, Schedules & Tuition

    The first 10-weeks of the Firefighter 1 program will provide comprehensive training in all aspects of basic firefighting skills. It is designed to prepare and train recruits to meet those skills established by the fire departments as entry-level. Knowledge obtained from classroom instruction is transferred to fire-ground application during many hours of live fire training. This course meets all requirements for Firefighter 1 and Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations levels based on NFPA Standard 1001, “Firefighter Professional Qualifications”, 2008 edition and NFPA 472, “Hazardous Materials for First Responders”, 2008 edition.

    Personnel desiring to attain the advanced level of Firefighter 2 can opt for an additional two weeks of training immediately following the basic Firefighter 1 Program. The 12-week course meets all the requirements for Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations certification.

    Those individuals not opting to complete the final two weeks of the 12-week program will be required to attend the regular 80-hour Firefighter 2 course, when required.

    These courses are credited through the Washington State certification process and recruits shall receive a certificate with IFSAC seal from the Fire Protection Bureau upon successful demonstration of skills through an evaluation process.

    For additional information on the schedule and course requirements please read:


    Firefighter 2 (FRS-102)

    The purpose of this program is to identify emergency service personnel whom demonstrate competency in the performance requirements necessary to perform the duties of a firefighter beyond the Firefighter 1 level. Firefighters will receive training in IMS, fire inspection principles, company level fire investigations, incident reporting, live fire control, technical rescue and auto extrication based on the NFPA Standard 1001, “Firefighter Professional Qualifications”, 2008 edition.

    This course is accredited through the Washington State certification process and recruits shall receive a certificate with IFSAC seal from the Fire Protection Bureau upon successful demonstration of skills through an evaluation process.

    For additional information on the schedule and course requirements please read:

    Basic Firefighter 1 (BFF-102)

    The Basic Firefighter 1 program provides comprehensive training in all aspects of basic firefighting skills. It is designed for those volunteer firefighters who wish to be trained to the NFPA Firefighter 1 and Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations level and are unable to attend the 12-week program. Attendees will receive basic training in fire control, search and rescue, ladders, loss control, self-contained breathing apparatus, fire ground safety, tools, equipment and hazardous materials awareness and operations.

    This course is accredited through the Washington State certification process and recruits shall receive a certificate with IFSAC seal from the Fire Protection Bureau upon successful demonstration of skills through an evaluation process.

    For additional information on the schedule and course requirements please read:

  • Weekend Recruit AcademyAdobe PDF document
  • Firefighter 1 - Skill SheetsAdobe PDF document
  • Hazardous Materials Operations Skill SheetsAdobe PDF document

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