Shoreline Fire Cadet Program

The Shoreline Fire Cadet Program offers young men and women an opportunity to explore a career in the fire service. The Cadet Program involves many hands-on and team oriented learning activities while training along side career firefighters. Each Cadet will learn mental and physical wellness, a sense of self-responsibility, personal growth, leadership, teamwork and firefighting skills.

To qualify for the program, you must:

  • Be between the ages of 16-20 years old (ages outside of this will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Be in good physical condition (must pass the Cadet physical ability test)
  • Meet required attendance expectations
  • Be enrolled in or a graduate of a high school or GED program
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Have a strong desire to pursue a career as a firefighter

Time Commitment:
Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Shoreline Fire Department Headquarters. Cadets selected for the program will begin March 2, 2019. Must meet 75% attendance requirement.

$90 enrollment fee and $10 per month in membership dues. Shoreline Fire Department will provide a helmet, bunker coat, bunker pants, bunker boots, leather gloves, uniform and books. Financial assistance is available.

How to Apply?

Open enrollment is January 1 - February 8, 2019. To apply, review the Cadet Program selection requirements and complete the Fire Cadet Program application and questionnaire by February 8, 2019 at 4 pm. In addition, applicants must take and pass the Cadet Physical Ability Test (date to be determined). Limited spots available.

Return Applications To:
Shoreline Fire Department
Fire Cadet Program
17525 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133