The Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) Junior Cadet program is established to provide young people with an interest in the fire service the opportunity to experience volunteer firefighting service in the community. A mixture of hands on training and classroom instruction the Bellaire Junior Cadets will be instructed the basics of firefighting. The main goal of our program is to create opportunity for young adults to assist as interns and gain valuable knowledge in preparation for future fire service.
The program was started in 2015 to allow a more active role for the youth in the community. Because, of their training and experience gained as Junior Cadets, members of the program will have the opportunity to become a member of the Bellaire VFD. Graduates of the Junior Cadet program will qualify to become a member upon their 18th birthday.
Many other features of our Junior Cadet program prepare those interested for future opportunities in the fire service. Our Junior Cadets will demonstrate pride in the community they serve. Junior Cadets are also expected to help with community events. We help create an example for the community and do our part to keep hometown pride.
Potential members must meet all department guidelines and be capable of reading and understanding assigned materials. Potential members must be aged 13 – 18. Each member must remain in school (unless otherwise graduated) and maintain a C average every grading period.
Members will report to scheduled meetings and training events, absences must be notified to the Chief or training Officer(s) two hours prior to training.
Members will be dismissed from the program if they are caught possessing or are under the influence of drugs or alcohol at any time, take part in any activities or participate in any actions or behaviors that are judged to be unbecoming of public safety personnel.
If you have any questions please email me and include your phone number with a best time to call.
In the subject line put: Junior Cadet Program Questions
email me at Bellairefire@comcast.net
Please fill these forms linked above out and drop them off at the station in the mail box in the back, or mail them to
Bellaire volunteer Fire Department
3197 Belmont St.
Bellaire Ohio 43906
Once we receive the paper work we will call you and set up a time to go over the program entirely.