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High School Youth Programs

Firefighter Youth Academy

Sacramento City Fire department in partnership with Solutions For At Risk Youth (SFARI) hosts a program where youth meet with professional firefighters for 9 months. They participate in activities that provide insight into the careers of first responders.

Youth are actively engaged in developing personal and professional character. Cadets learn public safety skills that will provide a great foundation to an exciting career and be empowered to serve the community.

Our primary interest is that youth have a plan to successfully complete high school and continue their education towards a meaningful career of service to their community.
Youth interested in a career as a Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), or Paramedic are strongly encouraged to apply.

High School Firefighter pathway

Sacramento Fire Department in partnership with Inderkum high school and Valley high school provide a Public Safety Pathway that is designed to provide a rigorous academic program and career preparation for those interested in firefighting.

Students will take courses in Public Service while completing core academic classes -- English, History, Science, and Math. The Public Safety Pathway provides students with the ability to become proficient in communications, problem-solving, critical thinking, technology applications, leadership, teamwork, and ethics.

Firefighter instruction will be offered through hands-on, experience, and project-based lessons. Active firefighters will provide industry knowledge and mentorship. Graduates will be college and career ready, with a solid foundation for future employment in the Public Service Industry.