Cadet Program

The Cadet Program is not currently an active program. Check back here to see when we will be accepting applicants.


The Cadet program will be a paid internship with the Grand Rapids Fire Department. Not only will the Cadet work with fire administration and suppression personnel, but they will also engage in training and physical fitness activities. The Cadet will be able to use his/her experiences working with the GRFD to decide if a career in the fire service is for them.  If so, they will be able to apply for the process to possibly gain full employment as a firefighter with the Grand Rapids Fire Department.