Fire Science, First Responder Course 

Firefighters are often the first responders to an emergency and serve as EMTs and paramedics on scene. People's lives often depend on their quick reactions and competent care. Fire Science First Responder This course is offered to juniors or seniors interested in exploring potential career paths available as a Firefighter and/or First Responder. This course is fast-paced and focuses on the basic skills needed to become an entry-level firefighter in the State of Washington. Concepts covered include: Incident Command Systems, Fire Service History, Equipment Safety, Rescue and Extrication, Forcible entry, Pre-hospital emergency care and more.

Kelso High School Unveils

$2 Million In Upgrades

Kelso freshman removes a metal "K" keychain she made with the welding program's new plasma laser during an open house on Friday. The new machine is just a piece of the school's $2 million upgrade to its career and technical education (CTE) programs which serve more than 600 students each semester. The vocational upgrades, paid for by the Kelso school bond and CTE funds, are essential to the school's mission of preparing students for career success following graduation, according to CTE director Melissa Boudreau. "We have to be industry aligned. We want students work ready or ready to step into advanced training and education."

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