Fire Cadet Program

Chandler Fire Cadets

Chandler Fire Cadets is a developmental program designed to assist young men and women interested in a possible career in the fire service. The program teaches basic fundamentals of firefighting, fire service culture, discipline, physical fitness, and providing community service to the City of Chandler.

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 17 years or older will become certified to ride with fire crews and operate with them. Furthermore, Cadets commit to a mandatory 1 year of service and attend monthly meetings on the last Saturday of every month, as well as perform 4 hours of mandatory community service per month.

Chandler Fire Department
Recruitment Open House

June 10 | 8 - 11 a.m.
Chandler Public Safety Training Center
3550 S. Dobson Rd., Chandler, AZ 85248

●Learn about a career with Chandler Fire Department ● Tour the facility
● Hands-on practice with turnout gear and tools used in the fire service
● Meet and greet with CFD members and E282
● Information about Chandler Fire Department’s Cadet Program


2022 Chandler Fire Cadet Academy Applications are Now CLOSED

The Chandler Fire Cadet Program is now accepting applications for off-season entry into the program. The off-season program runs from December 2022 until the next academy start date in August of 2023. We will be conducting interviews for the off-season program at the end of November. If you are interested, please fill out an application. Please feel free to contact the program manager for further details.