Lehigh Acres Fire Rescue is holding a “Fire Cadet Program” to help kids who are interested in a career in fire or EMS learn about the job.
The youth-oriented program focuses on a vocational study of a professional firefighting career with Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District.
LAFR says the mission of the program is to help cadets to better understand a firefighting career through an experience that balances both classroom and hands-on learning.
“Each cadet will learn mental and physical wellness, a sense of self-responsibility, personal growth, leadership, discipline, teamwork and fire prevention skills.”
The program will include weekly meetings held year-round where cadets will learn and experience the following:
- CPR and advanced first aid
- Basic firefighter skills, such as search-and-rescue techniques and rope rescue
- Participate in fire department functions and events
- Participate in ride time and department drills and training
- Hands-on and classroom training
- Cadet competitions
- Fundraisers and fire prevention
Meetings will be held every Wednesday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the following rotating locations:
- Lehigh Station 102: 11 Homestead Rd. S, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
- Lehigh Station 104: 3102 16th St. SW, Lehigh Acres, FL 33976
A mandatory orientation for the 2020 class is scheduled for March 4 at 6 p.m. at Station 104. Guardians must be present and applications must be completed and turned in during orientation.
For more information and application forms, click here.