Salt Lake City

Fire Department

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Youth Involvement

SLC Fire Cadet Post

Sponsored and supported by Salt Lake City Fire Department and the City Council, the Cadet Post is designed to expose high school youth to the career of firefighting. The Post meets regularly during the year to learn fire service history, hands-on skills, participate in department community outreach, and gain teamwork and leadership opportunities. Interested candidates go through a formal application and interview process. Minimum eligibility requirements include Salt Lake City resident or student, age 14-18, good academic standing, and clean criminal background history.

Introduction to Emergency Careers @ Innovations High School

Innovations High School currently offers this Career & Technical Education (CTE) course which is taught by Salt Lake City Firefighters. Students will gain knowledge about emergency career options such as firefighter, emergency medical technician, police officer, etc., as well as receive basic first aid and CPR training. To learn more, visit or talk with your school counselor.

Camp Athena & Camp Prometheus

Join the Salt Lake City Fire Department at their annual Camp Athena and Camp Prometheus day firefighting camps for women and men ages 16-20. These free camps are a great opportunity to gain insight into a career in the fire service. Camp participants are educated on the use and proper outfitting of firefighting personal protective equipment (PPE), engage in live-fire demonstrations, navigate obstacle courses, and more. Throughout the day, camp participants gain leadership, teamwork, brainstorming, and networking skills. Additionally, participants hear from city and fire department officials about the importance of public service at the local government level.


Austin Clark | SLC Fire Recruitment & Outreach Coordinator | P: 801-231-0160 | E:

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