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Senior Cadet Program

The Senior Cadet program was created in 2000 by the Advisors of Fire Cadet Company 511. The purpose of the program is to provide pre-employment fire service training opportunities for citizens of the City of Seattle.

Who Can Join?

Any person who is at least 19 years old, has a high school diploma or has passed an equivalency test (G.E.D.), and has a valid Washington State driver’s license.

Engine Operations Ladder Operations Fire Suppression
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus Search & Rescue Techniques Problem Solving & Discipline
Communication Teamwork Physical Conditioning


Senior Cadets meet on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Joint Training Facility, 9401 Myers Way South.

How Much Does it Cost to be a Member?

Each Senior 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 that must be able to be polished (not suede). Also, each member will have to purchase a uniform which consists of a shirt with patches and a name tag, trousers, 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.


The enrollment schedule for the Senior Cadet program is June 1 - July 31. 

Fire Department Personnel

Supervising Instructor - Lt. Keith L. Wyatt

For more information contact:

Lt. Keith L. Wyatt - Supervising Instructor
Cadet Program
Seattle Fire Department
9401 Myers Way South
Seattle, Washington 98108

Cadet Program Hotline


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