The Harford County Cadet is a joint effort by the Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) and the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association (HCVFA) to provide college level education and career training to high school seniors.
Participants enroll in their school’s Work-Based Learning course by which they leave school each day to complete training and other requirements at the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI). This program has an exemplary volunteer retention rate and many of our alumni move on to careers in fire, emergency services or other public safety professions.
The Training Classes Offered Include
Emergency Medical Responder
Emergency Medical Technician
Hazardous Material Awareness and Operations
Protective Envelope and Foam
Rescue Technician-Site Operations
Rescue Technician-Vehicle and Machinery Extrication
Engine Company Operations
Truck Company Operations
Note: Actual schedule of classes may vary and some National Certifications are available.
The Benefits of Being a Volunteer Include
Length of Service Pension Program
Workman's Compensation Insurance
Maryland Fire Rescue Institute (MFRI)
The MFRI of the University of Maryland is the state's comprehensive training and education system for emergency services. The Institute plans, researches, develop, and delivers quality programs to enhance the ability of emergency services providers to protect life, the environment, and property. MFRI programs rely on the knowledge and resources of the University of Maryland system to obtain service and assistance to serve you.