Safe Sitter Program

To help reduce the community spread of COVID-19 and keep both your families and our personnel safe, East Pierce Fire & Rescue has canceled our Safe Sitter classes until further notice.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please be safe!

SAFE SITTER® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice CPR and choking rescue!

Safe Sitter® Course Content:

  • SAFETY SKILLS: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as a power failures or weather emergencies.

  • CHILD CARE SKILLS: Students learn tips to prevent and manage problem behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.

  • FIRST AID & RESCUE SKILLS: Learning skills such as choking rescue and CPR is often students’ favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.

  • LIFE & BUSINESS SKILLS: The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.

2021 Class Schedule CANCELED

Choose one class option below:

July 27, 28 and 29   -2021 Classes Canceled-
Location: Station 111


Aug 17, 18 and 19  -2021 Classes Canceled-
Location: Station 116

Cost and Location

Cost: $40 per student

Fee due at time of registration. Scholarships are available based on financial need. We accept: Visa, MasterCard, Cash, or Check.


  • Student Manual
  • Course Completion Card
  • Messenger Bag
  • Flashlight
  • Safe Sitter® Introduction Cards
  • Important Numbers Post-Its Pad
  • Band-Aid Dispenser

Class Locations:

East Pierce Fire & Rescue—Station 116
10515 234th Ave E, Buckley 98321

— Or —

East Pierce Fire & Rescue—Station 118
10105 24th St E, Edgewood 98371

How To Register


For questions, call (253) 863-1800, select Option 4.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fee will be refunded if cancellation notice is given at least five business days before the scheduled class date.

Related pages

Twitter Facebook