About MFR Cadets

The Murrieta Fire Cadet Program is a youth program designed to allow male and female youth, between the ages of fourteen and twenty one, to explore a career in the Fire Service. The Cadets receive training similar to volunteer and professional firefighters, including basic fire chemistry, hose evolutions, ladder operations, medical operations, cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and auto extrication. The training within this program is an intense and demanding experience, however those who participate in our program reap the benefits of an improved character and a deeper understanding of what it takes to pursue a career in the fire service.

 About Our Program:

In order to become a Cadet you must fill out an application, the application can be filled out directly through our website.

We do have minimum requirements in order to become a member of our program which include:

Be at least fourteen years old.

Must have completed the eighth grade.

Must have a 2.0 GPA or higher.

Complete the PT Test and Interview

Must attend and complete the one week Cadet Academy. 

New Cadets are only accepted into the program once per year, where they must complete a one week academy in order to become a Cadet. (July 2025 Academy Applications will open on January 1, 2025 - February 28, 2025)

Requirements while in the program:

Maintain 2.0 GPA or higher 

15 Hours of "Station of Time" 

Attend the 1 Saturday Monthly Meeting 

Participate in Department and City Events