The Cadet Academy consists of a 16-week, structured paramilitary academy where each recruit is challenged mentally and physically.
The objective of the Cadet Academy is to ensure that all new, entry-level employees are physically and mentally capable of performing the job of a Firefighter / EMT.
Upon completion of the Cadet Academy each cadet will be an IFSAC certified Firefighter I & II. The cadet will also be Haz-Mat Awareness and Operations Certified as well as EMT-B certified through the State of New Mexico.
For more information about becoming a firefighter with the Santa Fe Fire Department, please contact the Support Services Division at (505) 955-3500 or Human Resources Department at (505) 955-6597.
For details about the application proccess, see the recruitment information.