The Glendale Fire Department Cadet Program is designed to be a resource for future firefighters.  This program offers cadets the opportunity to actively ride on fire apparatus with sworn personnel, build and fine tune interview skills, experience working in full firefighter personal protective equipment and gain knowledge of how to be successful with their physical training regiments.  Cadets will participate in skills courses, monthly meetings and drills applying directly to the job of a firefighter.

            Cadets will gain experience with the hiring process and earn tools on how to have a successful and long career as a sworn firefighter.  They will be taught the history and traditions of the fire service and how to apply their newly learned skill sets. Each cadet will be assigned a firefighter mentor who guides them through this process.

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




Candidates must be: 

18 years of age

Have a High school diploma or GED

Must pass required background check and fingerprinting

Pass written test process

Pass interview process

Current CPAT certification

Be a certified EMT within a year of acceptance to the program



 Every month;

Cadets are required to fulfill 16 hours of ride time with their assigned mentor

Must attend 2 out of 3 scheduled events per month.