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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Kelso School District #458 complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Holly Budge, Director of Human Resources, the school district's Title VII Officer and ADA Coordinator (360) 501-1924. People of disability may request reasonable accommodation in the hiring process by contacting, Holly Budge, Director of Human Resources, (360) 501-1924 . Inquiries regarding compliance procedures regarding students may be directed to Don Iverson, Director of Student Services, the school district’s Title IX & Section 504 Coordinator, (360) 501-1900. Written requests: 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, WA 98626


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