In the fall of 2005, the Hinckley Fire District started its Cadet Program. In partnership with Hinckley-Big Rock Unit School District 429, this program is designed to give high school students an opportunity to experience emergency services, both as a means of giving back to their community, and as a chance to explore a career. These positions are open to any minor age 16-18 living in the Hinckley Fire District. You do not have to be a student at H-BR to participate.
Cadets are trained in basic firefighting skills and evolutions, and after completing 16 hours of training, are allowed to actively participate in emergency responses. Cadets are not allowed to enter burning structures, or engage in any activity that may place them in a hazardous atmosphere or environment.
Currently, the District allows for up to four cadets at any time. There are two cadets on the department at this time. They are:
Trey Conley, Junior
Ryan Michels, Senior
Cadets may transition to full membership when they turn 18 and complete high school or obtain a GED.
If you are age 16-18 and are interested in the Cadet Program, download the Cadet Program Standard Operating Guideline and read it. Included in the SOG is an application. Please complete and return it to the Fire Department. Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted when a position becomes available.