Before Fire Cadets, I was hesitant to try new things, but the camaraderie and encouragement from the leaders and the other Fire Cadets helped my confidence grow. Fire Cadets opened many new doors for me, including the confidence to seek employment for the first time. I also learned how to channel my energy into more positive things, such as volunteering. My life would be very different today if it wasn't for this program.
Autumn Fjeldberg, Cadet Class 2
The firefighters made Fire Cadets so welcoming. I knew every Wednesday I was going to be surrounded by great people learning exciting, new things! There is no other program that will provide you with such a hands-on firefighting experience. Working with hoses, extinguishers, ladders and live fire was incredible.
Hunter Slobinyk, Cadet Class 2
The Fire Cadet program was one of the most challenging, life-changing, yet rewarding things I've ever done. As a result of being pushed outside of my comfort zone every week, my confidence grew and I became a more resilient and dedicated person. The genuine team atmosphere allowed me to discover a passion for leadership, teaching, as well as community service and volunteerism. It also helped me encourage other girls that we can excel in male-dominated fields.
Karli Raye Cameron, Cadet Class 2
Fire Cadets was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I went into it unsure if I wanted to follow a career in firefighting, but after completing the program, I know that being an Edmonton firefighter is what I want to do. I am extremely proud to be a graduated Edmonton Fire Cadet.
Conor Lang, Class 2