Aberdeen Fire Department and Twin Harbors Skills Center provide free fire classes for students

The Aberdeen Fire Department and the Twin Harbors Skills Center have partnered to offer a Fire Science training course this summer.

“This new program will give students the opportunity to explore the fields of firefighting and emergency medical services as a career path,” Fire Chief Dave Golding said. “This training will be conducted by firefighters from the Aberdeen Fire Department and will cover classroom and hands-on applications of fire and EMS skills.”

Fire Science is offered from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., M-F, July 10 to July 26.

The program will cover basic firefighting techniques including personal protective equipment, portable fire extinguishers, water supply, ladders, fire hose basics, use of self-contained breathing apparatus, patient care, and extrication techniques.

“The career opportunities on the Harbor are for real.” according to the school district. Chief Golding, for example, is a Raymond grad.

Fire Science is just one of the career exploration opportunities offered this summer through the Twin Harbors Skills Center for free. 

Other offerings include:

Session 1: June 20 – July 7: 8:00-3:00 Monday through Friday

  • Automotive Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Health Care Careers
  • Photography and Graphic Design

Session 2: July 10 – July 26: 8:00-3:00 Monday through Friday

  • Forestry
  • Fire Science

Space is limited: Start the registration process today!

For more information, contact Director Lynn Green at (360) 538-2039 or [email protected].

Twin Harbors Skills Center courses are free of charge to students from most Grays Harbor and Pacific County school districts — Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Lake Quinault, Montesano, North Beach, Ocosta, Raymond, South Bend, Taholah, Willapa Valley and Wishkah Valley.

You can start the registration process here.

For more information, contact Lynn Green at (360) 538-2039 or [email protected].