The EPFD Cadet Program is designed to introduce interested young men and women in the community to the firefighting profession while providing a valuable service both to the community and the District. Cadets are trained to assist the District’s firefighters on the fire ground as well as with emergency medical and other services provided by the District. While not allowed to participate in the kinds of hazardous or dangerous activities associated with fire suppression, skills learned through training alongside the District’s paid and volunteer firefighters will help prepare these young men and women for a career in the fire service.
Cadet membership is open to any male or female between the ages of 15 and 18 years of age who resides within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Ebbetts Pass Fire District and are currently enrolled in a Calaveras County school. The two exceptions are as follows:
All District policies are set forth by the Fire Chief and approved by the Board of Directors. The Fire Chief may, in turn, appoint an adult Cadet Advisor, who shall be charged with the direct supervision of the Cadet Program.
The Cadet Advisor shall have the power to control, order and give direction to all members of the Cadet Program. The Cadet Advisor may reprimand or suspend from the Program, for cause, any member who might knowingly violate rules, regulations, or policies established for the Cadet Program.
The Cadet Advisor may appoint a “Cadet Captain” who must have been in the Program not less than one year. The Cadet Captain, under the supervision and authority of the Cadet Advisor, shall:
The Cadet Captain may serve the program in this capacity until 18 years of age or until removed by the Fire Chief or Cadet Advisor or until he/she steps down.
First of all, there is always that requirement of paperwork. The Ebbetts Pass Fire District requires that all prospective cadets obtain and complete an application and informational/rules packet. The application and packet can be obtained from the District Secretary at Station # 1 in Arnold during regular weekday business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). The application can also be obtained from the link below, printed, and filled out for your convenience. The informational/rules packet contains additional forms that must be obtained from the District office.
If you would like to meet and see the Volunteer Companies first hand before you apply, you’re welcome to attend the Volunteer Training sessions. Ebbetts Pass Fire District volunteers conduct weekly training at Station # 1 at 7:30 p.m. Applications can also be obtained at the training sessions.
From CPR Classes & LifeJacket Loan Programs to our Vial-of-Life Project, the Ebbetts Pass Fire District offers many beneficial programs for our community.