Cadet Program

Cadet Program Information Hotline: 602-534-4488


Phoenix Fire Department Training Academy
Attention: Cadet Program
2425 W Lower Buckeye Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85009

The Phoenix Fire Department Cadet Program was started in 1975. The purpose of the program is to provide cadets with hands-on emergency medical training, work experience at fire stations, training in firefighter skills and volunteerism for the community. 

Cadets are required to volunteer a minimum of 32 hours per quarter (every three months) to the department. This may be done in a variety of areas such as CPR training, helping at a fire station open house, and public education events. 

The Cadet Program is a tremendous asset to the Phoenix Fire Department. More than $250,000 of annual volunteer service is provided to the community. It is also a great way to gain knowledge about the Phoenix Fire Department, learn the basic skills of a firefighter and get support, encouragement and insight in pursuing a career in the fire service. 

Cadet Program Flyer

Current requirements to be eligible for the Cadet Program are:

  • Must be a minimum of 16 years of age 
  • Complete an application 
  • Go through a selection board interview 
  • Have a background check 
  • Have a valid Arizona driver's license 
  • Have a good driving record

If you want to become a member of the Phoenix Fire Department family, please complete a Cadet Volunteer Application  Note: application must be signed before submitting.