Fire Cadet Program

Chandler Fire Cadet Program
Chandler Fire Cadet Program 

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 Cadet Academy Schedule:
  • The Chandler Fire Cadet Program is now accepting applications for the 2021 Cadet Academy. The academy start date is scheduled to run from Aug. 31 through Nov. 19. If you are interested, please fill out the application below. Please feel free to contact the program manager for further details.

    IMPORTANT: If you previously filled out an application for the 2020 Cadet Academy, please fill out a new application for the 2021 academy. We will be conducting interviews for our program the week of Aug. 23 and a mandatory orientation meeting will be held the week of Aug. 16.