TO BECOME A CADET
The Fire Cadet Program is designed for young men and women between 14 - 20 years old. Cadets work side by side with LAFD members in the station to learn the duties and responsibilities of a firefighter. Following an introductory 5-day orientation program, the Cadet is assigned to a cadet post with a task book. The task book requires the cadet to learn and gain hands on experience in such things as first aid, basic firefighting skills, tools & equipment maintenance, community relations, and fire prevention.
Each Cadet post has an assigned post advisor who will coordinate such activities. Upon completion of task book, cadets are eligible to attend the Cadet Academy and further enhance their skills as they work towards their career in the fire service.
Becoming a Fire Cadet is an excellent way to develop necessary skills and gain valuable experience that will be helpful in any future endeavor.
The Cadet Program serves to support our long term strategic goal to hire within the city. The program provides community resiliency, and a formal mentorship program for the youth of our city.
This program is ongoing throughout the year and is held at various fire stations in our four bureaus within the city.
To become a cadet, start by signing up on our waitlist for the upcoming Cadet Orientation at bit.ly/CadetRegister
For more information regarding LAFD Youth Programs, please go to http://www.joinlafd.org.
For specific questions contact:
YOUTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR
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