Cadet Program

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Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department Cadet applications are reviewed monthly. Based on the program availability interviews are conducted at the time of vacancies. If you are interested in applying for a volunteer position with the Cadet Program, complete the online application or come into the Fire Training Center Office at 1340 E. University Dr. Tempe, Az. to complete the online application.

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Tempe Cadets is a volunteer program for the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department. Cadets volunteer a minimum of eight hours a month volunteer time by taking part in department service aide, station tasks, training center service, inner department mail delivery, community service projects and eight hours of mentorship time by participating in skills courses, ride-alongs with Engine companies, Ladder companies, Ambulance personnel, inspections and fire investigations, and attending several skill-based classes. 


We are currently accepting applications until the needs of the department are met.

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In return for their volunteer work, cadets can participate in the following types of activities:

• Working in Turn Outs
• Using SCBA's
• Hose Lays
• Search and Rescue/Save Your Own
• Vehicle Extrication
• Advancing Hose Lines
• Rappelling
• Live Burns

Upcoming Cadet Events - Cadets assist with local and regional events by participating in a variety of activities. Check back regularly for upcoming events.

Additional Cadet Programs
• Interview Mentorship Program - Cadets get Fire Medical Rescue Department interview coaching to prepare for interviews.

Ride Along Program - Tempe Cadets participate in a ride-along program where they learn first hand about being a firefighter and get feedback from firefighter mentors.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum qualifications to become a Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Cadet:
• Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
• Cadets will be expected to volunteer a minimum of eight (8) hours volunteer time and eight (8) hours mentorship time per month, Monday - Friday, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. with the Fire Medical Rescue Department. All other activities that the cadet wishes to participate in will be in addition to these sixteen (16) hours.
• 18 years of age
• Valid driver’s licenses
• DPS finger print card
• CPR certification
• Passing a firefighter-style interview panel


Program Manager: Deputy Chief Pat Bailey

Program Coordinator: Chrystal Vester
Lead Cadet Adviser: Firefighter Doug Myers

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