Fire Cadets Sworn-in

Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s efforts to improving the quality of life in the City of Cleveland continues with administering the oath of office to 29 fire cadets at this year’s 31st Cleveland Fire Cadet Class Graduation held in City Hall Council Chambers on Lakeside Avenue. Mayor Jackson was joined by Public Safety Director Michael McGrath for congratulatory remarks at the ceremony. 

Mayor Jackson swore-in 29 Fire Cadets to the City of Cleveland Department of Public Safety’s Division of Fire. The newly sworn-in cadets completed 19 weeks of rigorous and comprehensive training before graduation, which will fill vacancies created by retirements to ensure that staffing levels remain consistent with the needs of the Cleveland community. 

The City of Cleveland’s Division of Fire’s comprehensive training program include fire behavior; hands-on training with tools and equipment firefighters use daily; all aspects of on-scene fire operations; building construction; hazardous materials technicians; apparatus operation and maintenance and rescue techniques along with 130 hours in emergency medical care and certifying the recruits as Emergency Medical Technicians.

In addition to Councilman Matt Zone (Ward 15), Public Safety Committee Chair, and Chief of Fire Angelo Calvillo providing brief remarks, the Outstanding Cadet and the Overall Outstanding Cadet awards were presented after the graduates received their completion Academy Certificates. The new fire cadets were also accompanied by Cleveland Public Safety representatives. Attendees also included Cleveland City Councilmembers, City of Cleveland employees, families and friends. 

Clare Walters