The Glendale Fire Department Cadet Program is a great way to learn about the fire service and prepare for a career as a firefighter. Cadets will gain hands-on experience, learn the skills and knowledge they need to be successful, and build relationships with firefighters.

What is the Cadet Program?

The Cadet Program is a 1-year program that is open to individuals interested in a hands-on learning experience, working towards a career in the fire service. Cadets will participate in a variety of activities, including:

•Riding on fire apparatus with sworn personnel
•Learning about fire suppression, emergency medical services, and hazardous materials response
•Working in full firefighter personal protective equipment
•Participating in physical training
•Attending monthly meetings and drills
•Learning about the history and traditions of the fire service

What are the requirements to join the Cadet Program?

To be eligible to join the Cadet Program, you must:

•Be at least 18 years old
•Have a valid driver's license
•Be in good physical condition
•Be able to pass a background check


•Every month cadets are required to fulfill 16 hours of volunteer time on a fire truck with their assigned mentor.

•Cadets must also attend 2 out of 3 scheduled events per month.   

How do I apply for the Cadet Program?

Applications for the Cadet Program are accepted online.

What are the benefits of the Cadet Program?

The Cadet Program offers many benefits, including:

•The opportunity to learn about the fire service and prepare for a career as a firefighter
•Hands-on experience
•The chance to build relationships with firefighters
•A letter of recommendation from a firefighter

How can I learn more about the Cadet Program?

For more information about the Cadet Program, please send an email or contact us at (623) 930-4400.

The success of our program is defined by the success of our cadets as they proudly begin their journey as a career firefighter.

We are excited to offer this opportunity to young people who are interested in a career in the fire service. We believe that the Cadet Program is a valuable resource for future firefighters, and we are committed to helping our cadets succeed.



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