What Is The Cadet Program?
Launched in 2020, The Wake EMS Cadet program is in place to prepare high school-aged students for a career in EMS. The program gives students a close-up look at EMS training and emergency response through regular formalized instruction and EMS ride-along shifts. The program runs the calendar year from Jan-Dec with registration opening in the fall prior to program start.
When Do Cadets Meet?
Cadets meet weekly on Wednesday evenings at the ESEC located at 221 S. Rogers Ln, Raleigh, and participate in self-scheduled field ride-along shifts.
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. Cadets can expect 2-3 hours of study per week outside of normal meetings. Students must maintain a passing grade on all written and skills testing.