Cadet Program

Camano Island Fire and Rescue is part of the Stanwood High School cadet firefighter program.

The program is held jointly through the Stanwood-Camano School District and CIFR. Department firefighters also volunteer their time for the 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 – rshort@stanwood.wednet.edu


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.