Fire Department – Cadet Program



Are you between the ages of 14 & 17 and interested in becoming a firefighter or learning what the fire service is all about? Come join our team as a Cadet Firefighter!

The Town of Fond du Lac Fire/EMS Department is always accepting applications for Cadet Firefighters. Ages 14+, No Experience Necessary, we will put you through all required training!

As a Cadet Firefighter you will be assigned a mentor. Your mentor is an experienced Firefighter member of the department who you will work alongside at training to gain an understanding of the fire service along with real world experience. You will be given a full set of Personal Protective Equipment and be able to attend all trainings and meetings. You will also have the opportunity to take classes and obtain certifications. At the end of your cadet program, when you turn 18 years old, you will be brought onto the department as a full status Firefighter ready to hit the ground running in your fire service career.

The Town of Fond du Lac Fire/EMS Department Cadet program has been the start for many current department members along with several current Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedics in the surrounding areas and serves as a great starting point for a career in the Fire Service.

For more information on full details of our Cadet Program please see the attached document below labeled “Cadet Program Information”. Also please see the attached link below labeled “New Member Info” for information on Station addresses, trainings, meetings and contact information. Please feel free to save a copy for yourself!

Cadet Program Information PDF

New Member Info PDF

If you are interested in filling out an application to become a Cadet member please select the link below labeled “Cadet Member Application”. Applications may be filled out online and sent to Fire Chief Dean Birschbach at [email protected]. Applications may also be printed off, filled out and dropped off at any department training or meeting.

Cadet Member Application PDF Link


Parents of interested Cadet members please be aware that the Town of Fond du Lac Fire/EMS Department requires Parental consent in order for persons to join our Cadet Program. Please fill out the below “Cadet Consent Form” and send in with the application online or drop off with the application in person in order for your child's application to be considered. Thank you!

Cadet Consent Form PDF

Contact Fire Chief Dean Birschbach via phone(920-579-4554) or email([email protected]) with any interest or questions!