Cadets

“Cadets” are volunteer members of the first aid squad, 16 or 17 years of age. As with every new member that joins without prior experience, they ride as a third or fourth member on a crew, learning from experienced Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). The Squad provides in-house training. We also help arrange for them to attend a formal EMT class. As they learn new skills, they are able to perform them under the supervision of more experienced EMTs.

Cadet Corps, 2017

Cadet Corps, 2018

Cadet Corps, 2019

Cadet Corps, 2020

Cadet Corps, 2021

In 2022, ten out of seventeen elected Squad officers originally joined as cadets.

Membership on the Squad is a commitment. This is true for our Cadet members as well. Cadet members are required to be on-duty for a minimum of four hours each week, between the hours of 6 AM and 10 PM. Additionally, there is a monthly training meeting, EMT class and other obligations beyond the on-duty hours.

While a parent or guardian must co-sign the application, the Squad does not work with parents – unless they too want to join! Cadet members are responsible for themselves. The exception is that parents and guardians may be periodically required to express their satisfaction with the Cadet member’s grades and work ethic in school. The Squad should not become an excuse for being a poor student.

Students over the age of 18 are required to give a minimum of 100 hours of on-duty time to the Squad each year, and keep all of their required training current.