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

The 2021 Fire Cadet Program is currently in session.  Candidates can apply for the 2022 program year by clicking "Apply Now"