Accepting applications from April 1 to April 30.
Edmonton Fire Cadets are required to be highly involved in the community; we take pride in being ambassadors in the community and helping others in need. The Cadet program is divided into three levels and each cadet must complete the minimum hours of community involvement to progress to the next level.
The Edmonton Fire Cadet program is designed to bring together high school students from different backgrounds to learn about the Edmonton Fire Department and to learn many life skills needed to become career firefighters in the city of Edmonton.
The program’s mission is to enable cadets to better understand the firefighting career through an experience that balances both classroom and hands-on learning. Each cadet will learn mental and physical wellness, a sense of self-responsibility, personal growth, leadership, teamwork and fire prevention skills.
Fire cadets have the opportunity to earn high school credits for their involvement with the program through career internship and work experience. Each Student can obtain three high school credits per semester.
- 14-18 years of age at start of the program
- Enrolled in high school in The city of Edmonton or surrounding areas
- Be physically fit with positive attitude and a good work ethic
- Be able to commit to one night a week for three semesters
(cadets may finish program after graduation of high school.)
- Must obtain medical clearance from doctor upon acceptance of program
- Must be able to arrange own transportation to and from fire training school on class nights
Edmonton Fire Cadets are required to be highly involved in the community; we take pride in being ambassadors in the community and helping others in need. The Cadet program is divided into three levels, each cadet must complete the minimum hours of community involvement to progress to the next level.
- Level one – 10 community service hours
- Level two – 15 community service hours
- Level three – 20 community service hours