Fire Cadet Program

The Fire Cadet Program is available to teens and young adults, age 14 who have completed the 8th grade up to High School Seniors.

cadets6Cadets will receive:
  • The opportunity to develop skills, knowledge, and abilities in preparing for emergency service careers
  • Training from fire officers, paramedics and firefighters 
  • Basic firefighting skills and first responder training 
  • Ride-alongs with Fire and EMS units
  • Teamwork, self-confidence and leadership skills
Selection Criteria:
  • Male or Female between 14-18 years of age, or a senior in high school.
  • Law abiding citizen with no criminal background
  • Enrolled in school
  • Able to maintain a GPA greater than 2.0
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Commit to 10 meetings in the semester training curriculum
  • Commit to participation in yearly City events
For more information about our Largo Fire Rescue Cadet Program, email Lieutenant Mark Sherwood, Cadet Program Leader, at [email protected]

The 2022-2023 Fire Cadet program is currently in session.  Applications are still accepted for students interested in the 2023-2024 session which will begin in October of 2023.