Family Justice Center
Library - Balboa
Library - Carmel Mountain
Library - DYH@L
Library - La Jolla
Library - Linda Vista
Library - Mira Mesa
Library - Oak Park
Library - Otay-Mesa
Library - Pacific Beach
Library - San Ysidro
Library - Scripps Ranch
Library - Skyline
Library - ValenciaPark/Malcolm X
Park and Recreation - Adams Recreation Center
Park and Recreation - Carmel Mountain Ranch/Sabre Springs Recreation Center
Park and Recreation - Carmel Valley Recreation Center
Park and Recreation - Hourglass Park and Fieldhouse
Park and Recreation - Linda Vista Recreation Center
Park and Recreation - Memorial Recreation Center
Park and Recreation - North Clairemont Recreation Center
Park and Recreation - North Park Recreation Center
Park and Recreation - Open Space Canyons and Parklands
Park and Recreation - Volunteer Office
Work Readiness - Mentoring Program
Work Readiness - SDFD Cadet Program
The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Cadet Program was organized in 1983 for young men and women, age 16 to 21, who are interested in learning about a career in Fire Suppression and Emergency Medical Services.
This program is not intended to be a direct recruiter of future firefighters, but rather gives young men and women an inside look into the Fire and Emergency Medicine profession.
The purpose of the Fire Cadet program is to help young people make the decision of whether they want to pursue a career in Fire Suppression. The Cadets attend mandatory training classes and are encouraged to participate in a ride-along program. This program helps Cadets gain experience as they observe firefighters and assist the Department in a non-hazardous capacity. In addition to Fire Department-related responsibilities, Fire Cadets are also encouraged to take Fire Science classes, and go on outings and camping trips organized by the Cadet leaders.
- Minimum age of 16 and in the 10th grade to 21 years old.
- Enrollment in an accredited high school (maintaining a grade point average of 2.0) or high school graduate attending college.
- Eyesight corrected to 20/20 and color vision acceptable.
- Applicant must successfully pass the 6 month Probationary period and an oral interview.
New Cadets are currently accepted into the program twice a year.
The Cadet Program is sponsored by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and San Diego City Firefighters, Local 145. The Cadets are supported by San Diego City firefighters who act as program advisors.