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Chandler Fire Department Cadet Program Chandler Fire Cadets Staff
Chandler Fire Cadets in TrainingChandler Fire Cadets is a developmental program designed to assist young men and women interested in a possible career in the fire service and give them community service opportunities. It is open to any individual between the ages of 15 and 21 years old (Must be 15 years old by first day of Cadet Academy and Cadet will be required to resign on their 22nd birthday).

Cadets get a wealth of instruction and opportunities to learn and perform duties commonly demonstrated within the firefighting profession. The advisors to the Cadet program are full time Chandler Firefighters.

To become a Fire Cadet, candidates must complete Chandler’s Fire Cadet Academy. Upon graduation from the Cadet Academy, Cadets 16 years old or older will become certified to ride with fire crews and operate with them.
 
Cadets commit to attend monthly meetings on the first Saturday and/or the first Wednesday of each month. Attendance to one meeting a month is required, but the cadet can attend both meetings, if desired. Saturday meetings are from 8 a.m. to noon. and Wednesday meetings are from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Chandler Fire Training Center, 3550 S. Dobson Road.
 
If you are interested in joining the Chandler Fire Cadets, please complete the Chandler Fire Cadet Interest Form. You can also contact Battalion Chief Lance Trella at lance.trella@chandleraz.gov or at 480-782-2120 or email chandlerfirecadets@gmail.com to join the Chandler Fire Cadets. 
 

The Fire Cadet program is a great experience for young men and women
who will accept the challenge to become stronger, both mentally and physically.
They will learn what it takes to be a member of the Chandler Fire, Health &
Medical Department, and discover if they have the commitment,
work ethic, perseverance and teamwork that’s required.

FIRE CADET ACADEMY

The Chandler Fire Department will conduct the 2016 Cadet Academy from May 7 to June 22. The Cadet Academy is open to any individual between the ages of 15 and 21 years old (must be 15 years old by the first day of Cadet Academy and Cadet will be required to resign on their 22nd birthday). The Cadet Academy is eight (8) weeks long and will meet every Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m., and every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A Cadet Academy graduation ceremony will be held at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, June 29, at the Fire Training Center.

The Academy will include elements of physical fitness, teamwork, personal development, firefighting skills and more. There is a $100 application fee to attend the Academy, plus some uniform costs and possibly some additional costs TBD. If a candidate drops from the program within the first two weeks, they will receive a full refund of their application fee. If a candidate cannot afford the application fee or the uniform fees, scholarships are available by calling the Cadet Program Manager Battalion Chief Lance Trella at lance.trella@chandleraz.gov or at 480-782-2120.

IMPORTANT: A mandatory orientation meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 3016, at the Fire Training Center, 3550 S. Dobson Rd. Future cadets must attend, and their parents are highly encouraged to attend this informational meeting.

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FIRE CADET ACADEMY VIDEO


   

Program Manager
Battalion Chief Lance Trella
    
Contact Info
480-782-2120