San Mateo Fire Department Cadet Program
The Cadet Program is a work experience program that works in conjunction
Mateo Community College’s
Cooperative Education Programs.
students to earn college credits for ride-along experience and also the
needed volunteer time for their California
State Firefighter I Certificate. The Cadets can earn one unit of college
credit for every 60 hours of participation. Up to four units a semester can
be earned toward their degree.
The Cadet term
is for one year. Cadets must ride-along a minimum of 48 hours per month and
complete 5 hours per month in either: Fire Administration, Fire Prevention
Bureau, or Fire Training Division.
Prospective candidates must possess an Emergency Medical Technician
Certificate and must be currently enrolled or have completed an accredited
Firefighter I Academy.
How to Become
Candidates must submit a San
Mateo City Employment Application
and resume between October 1st and
October 15th. Applications and resumes shall be mailed or hand delivered to
the following address:
San Mateo Fire Department Administration Office
C/O Cadet Program
1040 East Hillsdale Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
Candidates that possess the required qualifications will be invited to
participate in a structured oral interview.