- 14-18 years of age at start of the program
- Enrolled in high school in the city of Edmonton or surrounding areas (Cadets may finish program after graduation of high school)
- Be physically capable with a positive attitude and a good work ethic
The Edmonton Fire Cadets program is designed to bring together high school students from different backgrounds to learn about Edmonton Fire Rescue Services 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. Through career internship and work experience, Fire Cadets can earn up to 10 high school credits for their involvement with the program.