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Posted on: November 22, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Battalion Chief Looks Back on Journey through Fire Cadet Program

Battalion Chief King

"Hello, my name is Cedric King. I am a Battalion Chief and certified E. M. T. with the City of Pensacola Fire Department. I entered my career in 1993 through the City of Pensacola Fire Cadet program. I was promoted to firefighter after the completion of the cadet program. During the next phase of my career, I worked my way up through the ranks, earning the positions of Lieutenant, Captain, and my current role of Battalion Chief.

The cadet program gave me the opportunity to enter a career in fire service. I enjoy my job and the ability to serve the community where I was born and raised. I have been with the Pensacola Fire Department for 23 plus years, and I still look forward coming to work every day. My supervisors, co-workers, and residents of this great city make this job feel more like an adventure than work."

Looking for a uniquely rewarding career? Apply to become a Pensacola Fire Department Cadet.

No prior emergency service training or experience is required. Individuals hired as Fire Cadets are provided with the training required to obtain Firefighter certifications through the State of Florida. Fire Cadets will receive a full-time hourly rate of $8.68 with insurance and benefits. In addition, cadets will also attend the Fire Academy at no cost to them and upon successful completion of the training will be eligible for a firefighter position.

Allie Norton (WEAR Ch 3) highlighted the program. You can <a href="" target="_blank">view it here</a>. Applicants can learn more by contacting Pensacola Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Greg Redding at <a href="tel:850-436-5200">436 &ndash; 5200</a>. To apply, visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.

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