Future Firefighters Association hosting ‘Fire Muster’ skills competition Saturday

Events for the muster will include competitions in turnout clothing and breathing apparatus donning, search and rescue, fire hose “make-and-break”, fire hydrant connection, ropes and knots, and firefighter “combat challenge”.

  • Friday, May 17, 2013 4:28pm
  • Life

The Washington Association of Future Firefighters will host its annual “Fire Muster” on Saturday, May 18, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Fire Explorers and Cadets from around the region will gather to compete in firefighting and emergency medical skills events at the Renton Fire and Emergency Services Department’s Training Center, located at Fire Station 14,1900 Lind Ave. S.W.

The participants are between the ages of 14 and 20 who are exploring a career in the field of fire and emergency services.  Many fire departments throughout the state sponsor fire explorer or cadet programs to expose young people to the typical duties of firefighters.

Events for the muster will include competitions in turnout clothing and breathing apparatus donning, search and rescue, fire hose “make-and-break”, fire hydrant connection, ropes and knots, and firefighter “combat challenge”.

New this year is the EMS Skills – ‘Backboarding’ event, which is designed to give participants a chance to work together as a team to carefully package a simulated patient, with a suspected spinal injury, to a backboard, and successfully navigate several obstacles, similar to those that may be encountered in an Urban Search and Rescue type scenario.

All events are scored as a team and some events are also scored individually.  Awards are presented at the end of the day to the top performers.  If they want to win, competitors will not only have to work well as a team, they’ll also need to bring their ‘A’ game individually.

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@rentonreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.rentonreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Life

A COVID-19 test kit
Local COVID-19 research study now available in Spanish, seeking volunteers

The study is for adults with high risk of exposure to COVID-19

Diya Garg, left, distributes Mighty Crayon recycles crayons and coloring books for Seattle students. Courtesy photo/Diya Garg.
Getting crayons to kids runs in the family

Eastside nonprofit Mighty Crayon is relaunched by younger sister of founder, repurposing used restaurant crayons

RTC student Rose Milianta, left, delivering a birthday cake to Birthday Dreams Volunteer Coordinator Tiffaney Jones to give to a child in need. Courtesy photo/Renton Technical College
Local college students bake for Birthday Dreams

The nonprofit delivers birthday cakes and more to children who are homeless, and the new partnership with RTC helps students, too.

Renton moms turn to YouTube during pandemic

Renton Kreations also uses the platform for kids to present book reviews

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. Courtesy photo
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid | Car review

There’s a reason Honda’s CR-V has been America’s top-selling crossover vehicle over… Continue reading

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew Lariat. Courtesy photo
2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew Lariat | Car review

Ford’s venerable compact Ranger pickup went away for a while. But it… Continue reading

Renton church offers online funeral services

As a result of COVID-19 closures, the church decided to find a way for people to gather and mourn loved ones

Washington State Fair cancelled

COVID-19 outbreak claims another event

Founder and co-owner of Red Tea Room Donna Wong puts the finishing touch on their most popular dessert— Lemon Meringue Glacée. Photo by Haley Ausbun.
Renton catering company pivots during pandemic

The Red Tea Room Catering’s move to takeout helped keep the company going— and get closer to neighbors

Courtesy of Lindbergh High School.
Congrats to the Class of 2020— virtual ceremony June 15

Students were also celebrated using walk-up ceremonies at Renton High School, Lindbergh High School, Hazen High School and Talley Sr. High School

TLG Motion Pictures CEO Erik Bernard and TLG founder Courtney LeMarco on a set. Photo courtesy TLG Motion Pictures.
Local production company seeking film, TV pitches from young minority creatives

The Big Pitch competition, put on by TLG Motion Pictures (“Hoarders”), started about six months ago.

Relay for Life of South King County moves online

American Cancer Society donations to be taken during May 30 virtual gathering