Cadet Program

Warrenville Fire Protection District is the Place to Start Your Career in the Fire Service.

Do you want to be Firefighter Cadet at the Warrenville FPD?

What is a Cadet?

The Warrenville Fire Protection District has one of the most advanced Cadet Programs in DuPage County. A Cadet is a high school student going the technical schooling path to their future rather then the collegiate route. Through cooperation with the local high schools and the Technical Center of DuPage TCD (an affiliate of the College of DuPage) the Warrenville Fire Protection District offers Warrenville kids the opportunity to start a career in the fire service in a well-structured and safe environment, while at the same time allowing the kids to get a sense of service to their home community. At the end of the approximately 18 month program the Cadet is eligible to be certified as a Basic Firefighter by the Office of State Fire Marshal, and a certified Emergency Medical Technician through the Illinois Department of Public Health, and an employee of the Warrenville FPD eligible to work shifts and required to make regular trainings and respond from home to calls for help placed by citizens of Warrenville.


  • Live in Warrenville
  • Be a student of Technology Center of DuPage Fire Science or Emergency Medical Technician Program (or other similar technical training School)
  • Have a valid drivers license and clean criminal background
  • Have a "C" average or better
  • Be age 16 or older


  • Apprentice time spent at the station in order to complete the practical applications required by the Office of the State Fire Marshal for Firefighter Certification
  • Respond to the Station during emergency call outs
  • Participate in Wednesday night drills from 7pm – 10 pm
  • Maintain a C grade in all other classes
  • Remain physically fit

What Next:

  • Fill out an application to the Warrenville Fire District
  • All applications must be in by 1 April every year
  • Your application will be reviewed
  • Qualifying applicants will be notified by the District by 15 Apr and can move on to the testing process
  • Physical agility test
  • Oral interview
  • Finger Prints and Background check
  • 3 students will be selected each year