Cadet program students sought by Juneau's fire department

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Capital City Fire Rescue is looking for recruits for its newly expanded cadet program for high school students.

    Captain Sam Russell is leading up the effort.  "You might almost consider it a work study program," he said on Action Line Thursday.  He said its aimed at high school students, ages 14 to 18.  "We essentially show them what it takes to be a firefighter.  If you start as a freshman in high school, you put in four years, and you apply yourself, you would have all the training necessary to test to get your Firefighter One certificate.

    He's assisted by Firefighter - EMT Krista Teines who says the students get what they put into it.  "If they really want to become a firefighter, we're going to give them the tools to do that."

    An open house is scheduled Wednesday, August 30 beginning at 6:30 at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center at 2601 Sherwood Lane.

    Firefighters will be on hand to explain the program,, demonstrate skills, and provide tours of the facility.

    Light refreshments will be served.


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