Please Note: The next cadet class is scheduled to begin in September 2020, but that will depend on the situation with COVID-19. We are working closely with Alberta Health Services to ensure the safety of all Edmontonians, and social distancing protocols will be adhered to throughout the selection process and during the delivery of the program itself. In the worst case scenario, a delay in the program start date, or an outright cancellation of the program is possible.
The Edmonton Fire Cadets program is designed to bring together high school students from different backgrounds to learn about Edmonton Fire Rescue Services and to learn many life skills needed to become career firefighters in the city of Edmonton.
The program’s mission is to enable cadets to better understand the 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, teamwork and fire prevention skills. Through career internship and work experience, Fire Cadets can earn up to 6 high school credits for their involvement with the program.