Join the Fire Cadet Program

Welcome to the Coconut Creek Fire Cadet's program. This program is spearheaded by the Coconut Creek Fire Rescue Department, and our goal is to reach out to our community for young individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the fire rescue service. The objective of the Fire Cadet program is to instill in our cadets the skills necessary to function effectively in a dynamic team environment, full of challenges. These skills are crucial for potentially saving lives and looking out for the well-being of others.

The program is scheduled so that cadets meet every other Saturday to undergo skills training, including but not limited to First Aid, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), BLS (Basic Life Support), the use of tools, equipment, and much more. Additionally, our cadets will actively participate in civic events held in the City, such as the annual Butterfly Festival and Butterfly Run, among others. Furthermore, the Fire Cadet team will have the opportunity to compete in the regional Fire Cadet competition held in Coral Springs annually.

We are actively seeking candidates between the ages of 14 and 19 who have entered 9th grade to be eligible for the program. Parents or legal guardians are required to submit applications for interested young individuals.

CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)

It is a life-saving technique used in emergency situations when a person's heartbeat or breathing has stopped. CPR involves a combination of chest compressions and rescue breaths (mouth-to-mouth or using a device like a bag-valve-mask) to manually circulate blood and oxygen throughout the body. This action aims to keep vital organs, especially the brain, functioning until professional medical help can arrive. CPR is a crucial skill that can significantly increase the chances of survival for someone experiencing cardiac arrest or other life-threatening situations.

BLS (Basic Life Support)

It refers to a set of medical procedures and techniques designed to sustain life in emergency situations, particularly when a person's heartbeat or breathing has stopped. BLS includes key interventions such as performing CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), using automated external defibrillators (AEDs) when needed, and providing initial care for choking, severe bleeding, and other life-threatening conditions. BLS training is often provided to healthcare professionals, first responders, and individuals who might be the first to respond to an emergency situation. It's aimed at stabilizing the patient's condition until more advanced medical help arrives.

Fire Cadet Interest Form

Applicant Information

Parent / Legal Guardian Information

For further information on the Coconut Creek Fire Cadet Program, please contact: Fire Division Chief, Lori Choat at LChoat@coconutcreek.net.

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