Welcome to the Alachua County Fire Rescue Cadet Program.
The Alachua County Fire Rescue Cadet Program was
designed as a youth outreach program that allows teens to experience life as a
firefighter. Participants between the ages of 14 and 20 will gain valuable knowledge,
training and skills that will help them succeed not only as future firefighters
but throughout their personal lives. Cadets are required to complete and
participate in a number of different assignments, trainings and events on a
monthly basis that will teach them personal accountability, discipline and
respect for each other and the chain of command.
The program features training in fire suppression,
first aid, CPR, apparatus use, emergency medical response, mitigation of
hazardous materials and many other areas. Cadets are able to obtain some of the
needed certifications that are required for employment in the fire service. Each
Cadet will gain valuable experience in the responsibilities of first
responder’s through Ride-A-Long’s on emergency calls with our experienced
firefighters and paramedics.
Weekly meetings offer instruction and real-life
experience alongside professional firefighters and rescue personnel. Cadets are
evaluated monthly to keep track of progress in the program, to determine if
they have the required High School GPA and are free of behavioral issues while
in the program. All issues are discussed and a plan of action implemented for
further participation in the program.
The fire service operates under a paramilitary design
that our Fire Cadets will be expected to uphold. They will be held to a high
standard and are responsible for their own actions.
The ultimate goal of this program is to foster a
learning environment that will provide these youth with the needed tools to become
a professional firefighter with Alachua County Fire Rescue. We believe that by
enriching the lives of our youth today, we will be providing the future leaders
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