Albuquerque, N.M. - Albuquerque Fire Chief David Downey is proud to announce that the 89th Cadet Class will start the their training on August 8th. The class of thirty (30) includes twenty-six (26) males and four (4) females. The now 20 week Cadet Program includes two additional weeks of of training which includes introduction to the field training officers and fire station life. Chief Downey and his selection committee have proudly accepted six (7) military veterans into the class as well.
"We are excited to see the cadets develop into skilled Albuquerque Firefighters," said Albuquerque Fire Chief David Downey. "Our goal is to produce the best Firefighter/EMTs so when they hit the streets, they are ready to respond professionally and skillfully to our citizens."
About the Albuquerque Fire Academy
The Albuquerque Fire Academy Cadet training program follows a paramilitary command structure and consists of daily rigorous structured physical training and instruction. The program provides cadets with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to serve as a firefighter and EMT. The Cadet Training Program exceeds NFPA requirements for Firefighter 1 and 2 certification. The expectations are high enough so that each cadet will have to commit to maintaining optimal physical and mental health while keeping a GPA of 80 percent or above.