Students in Sierra Vista invited to apply for C.A.D.E.T program - Tucson News Now

Students in Sierra Vista invited to apply for C.A.D.E.T program

C.A.D.E.T. program (Source: City of Sierra Vista) C.A.D.E.T. program (Source: City of Sierra Vista)
SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Do you know a teenager in Sierra Vista that is interested in becoming a firefighter or EMT?  Then this might just be the program for them. 

The Sierra Vista Fire & Medical Services Confidence, Accountability, Diversity, Education, and Teamwork (C.A.D.E.T.) program is now accepting applications from 16 to 18 year olds, with the final deadline of Tuesday, May 22. 

“In a short time, participants in this program experience many facets of the fire and medical services profession, giving them a real taste of a possible career,” Sierra Vista Fire & Medical Services Chief Ron York said in a recent release. “It’s also a great primer for those moving on to take college level fire and emergency medical technician courses.” 

According to a news release the C.A.D.E.T.  program will run from Monday, June 4 to Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, with lunch and refreshments provided and there is no cost to attend.  

Applications are available at Fire Station 3, located at 675 Giulio Cesare Avenue, or by going to www.SierraVistaAZ.gov (search for C.A.D.E.T) and must be submitted to Fire Station 3 by 5 p.m. on May 22.

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Students from 16 to 18 years old, who are enrolled in high school or a GED program and are in good standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5 are eligible to enroll.  The C.A.D.E.T. program includes five days of interactive instruction and hands-on activities followed by a graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 10. 

Cadets who complete the program also have an opportunity to apply for a scholarship for fire and emergency medical services college courses.

For more information, call (520) 417-4400.

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