Recruit Academy

Snohomish County Fire District #22

Part-Time Recruit Academy

We are now hosting our own part-time recruit academy. In the Pacific North-West the options for obtaining your firefighters certifications is becoming more and more difficult. 

We are hosting a recruit academy that will be conducting two nights a week and every Saturday for four months. At the completion of the academy you will be testing for your IFSAC Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Hazardous Materials Operations. All of these are requirements to work full time and part time in most agencies in the state. You will also received your First Aid and CPR certification and will also obtain your NWCG Wildland Firefighter 2.

To attend this academy you can either be sponsored by another fire department or be self sponsored. If you are self sponsored you will need to provide your own learning materials and uniform items. If you are sponsored, it will be determined by your agency what they will provide you with. Items needed will be outlined via email. For learning materials we will be using IFSTA Essentials of Firefighter 7th edition and Hazardous Materials for First Responders 4th edition. 

The academy tuition is $2500 per student the academy will provide the PPE and SCBA for unaffiliated students. 


If you would like to apply to the academy please complete the below application. If you have any questions you can email one of our Recruiting Officer's Firefighter Scott Loehndorf ( or Firefighter Hunter Rowland ( 

The 2022 Academy will be on Monday and Wednesday Nights from 6PM to 10 PM and Saturday’s from 8 AM to 5PM. The first day of the academy will be September 3rd, 2022. There are three Sundays (10/23, 12/4, and 12/11), There will be one Wednesday Thursday on 11/9 and 11/10, and one Tuesday Wednesday on 11/15 and 11/16. The last day of the academy will be 12/11/22.

Applicants must be 18 years of age, have high school diploma or GED, valid drivers license, by the start of the academy and a current CPAT physical agility test.

Recruit Academy Application (Word)

Recruit Academy Application (PDF)






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