The application process for the 2024/25 cadet program is CLOSED. Thank you to all who applied. Applications for the 2025/26 class of cadets will open in November 2024.
Cadets are a vital part of our organization and we are happy to have them working on our crews, responding to 9-1-1 EMS calls, and volunteering in our community. All members, including cadets, become EMTs. They must take the EMT course and pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam. We’re looking for curious and capable people who work well on a team and have the confidence to employ their skills and talk with strangers on every call
Cadet applicants fill out an application. Some applicants will be selected to interview with adult and cadet squad members. In the past we have had up to 35 applicants for 5-7 positions.
Though the state requires that students be 16 for the first day of EMT school, this year sophomores who turn 16 too late for the summer class are eligible to apply. If selected, they will commit to taking EMT class during evenings and weekends from September to January. Taking EMT school during the school year is a big commitment and we suggest that parents and students discuss it together. We strongly prefer that those who are eligible to take EMT class in the summer do so.
High school sophomore or junior during the 23/24 school year. Students need not attend Millburn High School but must be a resident of Millburn Township or the child of an active squad member.
Able to ride a four-hour shift, either after school or in the evenings, on the same weekday every week.
Able to ride one 12-hour Saturday day shift every 10-12 weeks.
Able to attend EMT school with perfect attendance (another state requirement).
Vaccinated for COVID-19
Training and Squad Shifts
EMT initial training is a 200-hour course offered by several local training companies. The state requires that students are 16 by the first day of class and all EMT students must have perfect attendance. The squad provides accepted cadets access to the state training fund, which covers the cost of EMT class. Additional costs such as class uniform and a refundable deposit are the responsibility of the student, but no one misses out on anything because of financial concerns. Talk to us if this is an issue.
Cadets must be fully trained EMTs and maintain a CPR certification. They volunteer between four and 16 hours per week as part of our squad’s schedule, respond to 9-1-1 EMS calls, wear the squad uniform and work under the direct supervision of a crew chief. Cadet membership requires training, dedication to the community, and a serious commitment to the squad. Our cadets receive their ongoing training with our adult members. If you still have questions, take a look at the FAQs. The email address for our cadet advisers is firstname.lastname@example.org.
College Student Members
Student members are college students who have graduated from high school and are 18 or older. They ride when they are home during school breaks or, if they live locally, when their class schedule allows. Though high school seniors are not eligible to apply to be cadets, they can apply to be student members when they graduate. All MSHVFAS members are required to be EMTs.
A group of cadets participating in a vehicle extrication drill with the Millburn Fire Department