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Lehigh Acres Fire Rescue ‘Fire Cadet Program’ helps kids learn about a career in fire, EMS

Lehigh Acres Fire Rescue is holding a “Fire Cadet Program” to help kids who are interested in a career in fire or EMS learn about the job.

The youth-oriented program focuses on a vocational study of a professional firefighting career with Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District.

LAFR says the mission of the program is to help cadets to better understand a 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, discipline, teamwork and fire prevention skills.”

Lehigh Acres Fire Rescue Cadet Program Flyer (LAFR)

The program will include weekly meetings held year-round where cadets will learn and experience the following:

  • CPR and advanced first aid
  • Basic firefighter skills, such as search-and-rescue techniques and rope rescue
  • Participate in fire department functions and events
  • Participate in ride time and department drills and training
  • Hands-on and classroom training
  • Cadet competitions
  • Fundraisers and fire prevention

Meetings will be held every Wednesday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the following rotating locations:

  • Lehigh Station 102: 11 Homestead Rd. S, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
  • Lehigh Station 104: 3102 16th St. SW, Lehigh Acres, FL 33976

A mandatory orientation for the 2020 class is scheduled for March 4 at 6 p.m. at Station 104. Guardians must be present and applications must be completed and turned in during orientation.

For more information and application forms, click here.

Writer:Briana Harvath
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