|Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
||Emergency Medical Services Training
||Confined Space Rescues
|High Angle Rope Rescues
||Marine Fire Suppression & Rescue
||Command Strategy & Tactics
||Fire Alarm Center
||Search & Rescue
After completing required levels of training,
Fire Cadets are permitted to ride on SFD engine companies, ladder companies, Aid
cars and medic units with an Advisor. When Fire Cadets "Ride Along" with their
Advisor, they participate in activities such as apparatus and station
maintenance, fire safety inspections, training drills and of course, all
emergency work. The "Ride Along" program gives the Fire Cadet a unique
opportunity to respond with the Advisor from the fire station and observe
emergencies from start to finish. Fire Cadets are NOT permitted to enter a
burning building to fight a fire. However, they are extremely valuable in
crowd and traffic control, laying exterior hose lines and raising ladders. On
emergency medical calls, Fire Cadets assist by taking blood pressures,
administering oxygen and gathering information about patient medical histories.
Community Service and Activities
The Fire Cadet program provides first aid services and blood pressure
screening for the Seafair Milk Carton Derby Race, Seafair Hydroplane
Races, and raises funds for the North West Burns Foundation. The Fire
Cadets assist the Seattle Fire Department Public Education Section
with Fire Prevention Fairs throughout the year. The Fire Cadet program
also participates in several community parades.
Fire Cadet Company 511 meets on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
at the Joint Training Facility located at 9401 Myers Way
Please call (206) 615-1300 for a schedule.
How Much Does it Cost to be a Member?
Each Cadet pays $10.00 per month dues. There are additional fees for
special trips and events.
What Uniform and Equipment Requirements Must I Purchase?
Each member must provide himself or herself with a pair of black
leather 5" high safety shoes which can be polished (no
suede). Also each member will have to
purchase a uniform which consists of a shirt with patches and a name
tag, trousers and a 1 1/2" black belt and a uniform
T-shirt. The program provides a
helmet, bunking coat, bunking pants, bunking boots and leather gloves.
(Please call (206) 615-1300 for more details)
The Fire Cadets are organized into their own operating unit. The Fire
Cadets are led by an elected Fire Cadet Chief, Fire Cadet Assistant
Chief and Fire Cadet Secretary/Treasurer (a Captain’s position).
Fire Cadet Lieutenants are appointed by the Fire Cadet Chief to
supervise small groups of Fire Cadets.
Fire Department Personnel
Supervising Advisor - Lieutenant Tim Dungan
For more information contact:
Lt. Tim Dungan - Supervising Advisor
Seattle Fire Department
9401 Myers Way South
Seattle, Washington 98108
Cadet Program Hotline
Or 206-386-1400 (Fire Department Headquarters)
Last Modified: August 22, 2016