Cadet Program

Camano Island Fire and Rescue partners with the Stanwood High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) program to offer a fire service training course. High School fire cadets train directly with firefighters and learn to use equipment and tools to prepare for future careers in the fire service

Department firefighters volunteer their time to assist with training, working closely with the students, many of whom go onto firefighting careers.

To learn more about the cadet firefighter program, please contact Stanwood High School Career & Technical Education (CTE) Director Ross Short –

a teenage male in red shirt and teenage female in navy blue sweatshirt hold a fire extinguisher trophy2020 WAFF Muster results

Stanwood High School Fire Cadets cleaned up at the 2020 annual Washington Association of Future Firefighters Virtual Muster.

The cadets competed individually and as a team against roughly 50 other cadets across the state. The competition focused on three timed events: SCBA/Bunker Gear, Make & Break, and Making A Hydrant.

SHS Cadets took first place in the overall team competition, finishing more than 2 minutes faster than the second-place team.

2022 WAFF Muster Results

Our Stanwood High School fire cadets took second place overall at the 2022 Washington Association of Future Firefighters cadet muster at the Washington Fire Academy in North Bend. The cadets trained hard the past few months and it paid off – they competed against nearly 100 other cadets from across the state.

Cadets Down, Monroe, Moore, and Mora also placed second in the Search & Rescue, Bunking/SCBA, and EMS Backboard Course competitions.