Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Greenfield Firefighters Cadet

Firefighters Corey Breese and Brett Towle 

The Greenfield Fire Territory Cadet program was established 10 years ago with 5 students.  Ten year later there are 17 students in the program representing students from all the county high schools.  Corey Breese and Brett Towle, firefighters from the Greenfield Fire Territory described the Cadet program and answered questions for Kiwanis,

The program begins each year during the first week of school and lasts until the last week of school with the Senior night program.  The cadets meet the first and thirds Thursdays of each month.  The program is an opportunity for the students to learn about the operations of the Fire department and determine if it might be a potential career choice. 

The cadet program is open to all students who are 15years of age or older, complete an essay, have recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor,  maintain a 2.0 or better grade average, and complete an agility test.  The cadets train each month learning the use and proper location of equipment, how to take vital signs, and CPR.  They also train in search and rescue.  In May of each year the cadets participate in Hero competitions with other cadets.  Greenfield is currently the defending champion of the Hero Competition. 

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