2021 High School Fire & EMS Cadet Program Symposium

September 17, 2021 – September 18, 2021, All Day

Greater Columbus Convention Center – 400 N High Street, Columbus, OH
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2021 High School Fire & EMS Cadet Program Symposium

This Symposium will empower cadet programs with the tools and information they need to maximize their learning outcomes

High school cadet programs introduce teens to the hazards of firefighting, provide a consistent stream of trained volunteer candidates, and allow individuals to evaluate firefighting as a potential career. Understanding the key role these programs play in our communities, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) hosted a meeting of educators and leaders from Fire and EMS high school academies, state training networks, and national fire service organizations to identify ways to strengthen these programs.

Join us during Firehouse Expo in Columbus, Ohio, for the 2021 High School Fire & EMS Cadet Program Symposium, where cadet program managers can network, exchange knowledge and best practices, and seek assistance with challenges. This Symposium, hosted by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, will feature speakers, educational sessions, round table and panel discussions, and networking. Group discussions will focus on future trends such as defining mechanisms for working collaboratively, and the potential development of national-level consensus standards. Understanding of contemporary learning styles and use of modern teaching methodologies, including online training, social media, and hybrid learning, will be also highlighted.


The 2021 High School Fire & EMS Cadet Program Symposium is made possible by DHS/FEMA’s Grant Program Directorate for Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – Fire Prevention and Safety Grants.