Have you ever considered a career in the fire service?
West Pierce Fire & Rescue’s Youth Academy is a great way for students ages 14-18 to experience what it’s like to be a firefighter. This two-day academy offers students the opportunity to learn about various disciplines within the fire service, while gaining hands-on experience.
The 2023 Youth Academy has been completed. Please check back for information about the 2024 program.
June 17-18, 2023
8:00 am – 5:00 pm each day
West Pierce Fire & Rescue Station 21
5000 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood
Applications will be accepted from May 1-15, 2023
and must be completed online.
There is NO COST to attend.
All equipment and gear necessary will be provided.
Breakfast, snacks and lunch each day will also be provided.
– Age 14-18 by the first day of the academy
– Live or attend school in Lakewood, University Place or Steilacoom
– Must be able to attend orientation on June 15
– Must be able to attend both days of the academy
– Parent or guardian’s consent (included in the online application)
All applications will be reviewed and selected based on eligibility requirements
and space available. Those who have not previously attended the Youth Academy
will have priority over those who have.
May 1-15 – Application period is open
Week of May 15 – Applications are reviewed
Week of May 29 – Applicants are notified VIA EMAIL whether they are accepted. Participants who
are accepted will then receive follow-up information about specifics regarding the Youth Academy
June 15 – Family orientation night
June 17-18 – Youth Academy
June 20 – Graduation ceremony