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Cadet Program Takes Applications

8/15/2018, 2:59 p.m.
The program is designed to encourage and promote accountability, being safe, communication, teamwork, fitness and develop leadership skills.
Young men and women, 16 to 20, become familiar with career opportunities available in the fire service as part of a cadet program offer by Portland Fire & Rescue.

Applications are open until the end of the month for a Portland Fire & Rescue Cadet Program providing the opportunity for young men and women, ages 16 to 20, to become familiar with career opportunities available in the fire service.

Through classroom instruction, hands-on training, and volunteer work, Cadets are provided a base of knowledge and experience that will benefit them not only in fire service careers, but also in all future endeavors. The program is designed to encourage and promote accountability, being safe, communication, teamwork, fitness and develop leadership skills.

The program is designed and functions similarly to a fire science/fire academy, preparing participants for future professional advancement opportunities such as resident/volunteer firefighting, college level fire science programs and EMT/paramedic programs.

Applicants can apply by visiting portlandoregon.gov/fire/cadet.