Fire Cadet Academy FDNY
The Fire Cadet Academy is designed to ensure that Cadets become familiar with the operations of the Fire Department and to provide leadership training. Cadets will receive significant classroom, field and fitness training over the course of the two (2) year program. Cadets will be required to attend the Fire Academy two (2) Saturdays per month to participate in classroom training, field training, and fitness conditioning.
Education: Candidates must have
attended a New York City High School
and either graduated or obtained a
High School Equivalency Diploma
(HSE) from New York City.
Citizenship: Candidates must be a
citizen of the United States.
Residency: Candidates who are
accepted into the Fire Cadet Academy
must maintain New York City
residency throughout the duration of
the cadet program and will be required
to establish New York City residency
within 90 days of appointment.
Age: Candidates must be at least
19 years of age and must not have
reached their 27th birthday on the
date their application is submitted.
Language: Candidates must clearly
understand and be understood in
Physical and other requirements:
Candidates must be physically
fit and able to meet the medical,
psychological, and character
requirements of the position of