Have you ever considered a career in the fire service? If so, the 2019 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 will offer students the opportunity to learn about various disciplines within the fire service, while gaining hands-on experience.


The application period for the 2019 Youth Academy is now closed.

July 13-14, 2019
8:00 am – 5:00 pm each day

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

Application Period
Applications will be accepted from May 13-24, 2018
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 or University Place
– Must be able to attend both days
– 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 13-24 – Application period is open
Week of May 27- Applications are reviewed
Week of June 3- 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

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