What Is The Cadet Program?
The Wake County EMS Cadets launched in January 2020. The program gives high school and middle school students a close-up look at EMS training and emergency response through regular formalized instruction and EMS ride-along shifts. The program is for ages 14–19.
When Do Cadets Meet?
Cadets meet weekly on Wednesday evenings and participate in field ride-along shifts. Cadets are assigned to North, Central or South District based on where they live or on ease of access for them. The first meeting of each month will be at the ESEC, and the remaining meetings each month will be at their assigned district station.
What Do Cadets Learn?
Evening meetings provide progressive instruction on EMT-related material. Participation in the program will not make the cadet eligible for State of North Carolina EMT certification, but it does give them a big headstart when taking an EMT certification course.