Program Details

edmonton fire cadet technical rescueThe Edmonton Fire Cadet Program is designed to bring together High school students from different diverse backgrounds to learn about the Edmonton Fire Department and to learn many life skills needed to become career firefighters in the city of Edmonton. 

The Programs 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.

Fire cadets have the opportunity to earn highs school credits for their involvement with the program through Career internship and work experience. Each Student can obtain 3 high school credits per semester. 

Learning Topics

Level One 

  • Team Building 
  • Basic Fire Science 
  • Ropes and Knots 
  • Job Skills
  • Self contained breathing apparatus 
  • Radio procedures and hand signals
  • Basic Vehicle Extrication and scene safety  
  • Search and Rescue 
  • Hoses and Nozzles
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • CPR Certification 

Level Two 

  • Ground Ladders
  • Rope Rescue
  • Aerial Ladder
  • Advanced Search and Rescue
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Water Rescue
  • Leadership
  • Ventilation
  • Fire Dispatch
  • Incident Command
  • Accountability and firefighter survival
  • Medical Skills

Level Three 

  • Firefighter Health and Wellness
  • Fire Investigation
  • Alberta Health Services 
  • Edmonton fire Hazmat team
  • Edmonton Fire Technical Rescue team
  • Edmonton Fire Dept Hiring Process
  • Job Skills / Interview Techniques
  • Utility Safety / ATCO
  • Advanced Vehicle Extrication
  • STARS and Police Helicopter 
  • Advanced Search and Rescue
  • Structural Firefighting

Community Involvement

Edmonton Fire Cadets are required to be highly involved in the community; we take pride in being ambassadors in the community and helping others in need. The Cadet program is divided into three levels, each cadet must complete the minimum hours of community involvement to progress to the next level.

  • Level one – 10 Community service hours 
  • Level two – 15 Community service hours 
  • Level three – 20 Community service hours 





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