Alachua County Fire Rescue Post 507

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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.

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 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 for tomorrow.​

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For Cadet Rules and Program Information Click Here​

Would You like to know more about the program ?

To talk with a representative for the Alachua County Fire Rescue Cadet Program, please make contact with: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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