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Students spend day in shadow of firefighters

CKHS student Karl Knutzen sprays a fire hose, with the help of Lt. Darren Foust, as his peers look on at CKFR Fire Station 56 in Seabeck. - Photo by Kassie Korich
CKHS student Karl Knutzen sprays a fire hose, with the help of Lt. Darren Foust, as his peers look on at CKFR Fire Station 56 in Seabeck.
— image credit: Photo by Kassie Korich

A dozen Central Kitsap High School students learned first-hand on Thursday what it takes to be a firefighter.

They dressed up in firefighter bunker gear complete with boots and all and discovered some of the things that real firefighters experience including just how heavy the gear and fire hose really is.

The group of 10th and 11th-graders each took turns spraying a fire hose, with the help of Lt. Darren Foust, and each had a look of determination as they bent down to grip the hose and each stood up with a grin from ear to ear.

The small group of students who visited CKFR Fire Station 56 in Seabeck for Shadow Day on Thursday were actually part of a much larger group of 56 students who visited various businesses around Central Kitsap. Sponsored by the Silverdale Rotary, a total of 13 businesses, including CKFR, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, and Kitsap Credit Union each hosted a small group of students.

“We want to give students more opportunity to explore various careers,” said Debbie Rich, Rotary Shadow Day Coordinator. “Without a doubt, everyone says they have a great time.”

The students visiting the fire station split up into two groups and firefighter

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