High school firefighters learn on the job

See what it takes to become a firefighter or paramedic as these SW Washington teens attend an intense yet fun three-day program called FLARE. Through Cascadia Tech Academy, high school students can enroll in a two-year program and explore a career in the emergency services field. In addition to studying fire science and emergency medicine, cadets are taught skills in team building, decision-making and problem solving.

Cascadia Technical Academy is a cooperative Career and Technical learning experience created in partnership with ten school districts in SW Washington. Cascadia Tech offers 15 in-demand programs that prepare students to enter the world of work right after high school. Each year, more than 1,100 students choose Cascadia Tech to improve their earning potential through advanced career or technical training.