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.

Youth Academy

June 22-23, 2024
8:00 am – 5:00 pm each day

West Pierce Fire & Rescue Station 21
5000 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

Application Period
The application period for the 2024 Youth Academy is now closed.

Applications will be accepted from:
8:00 a.m. PST on May 1 through
4:30 p.m. PST on May 15, 2024
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.

Eligibility Requirements
– 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 20
– 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 20 – Applications are reviewed
Week of May 27 – 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 20 – Family orientation night
June 22-23 – Youth Academy
June 25 – Graduation ceremony

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