Training Division Mission

To maintain a high level of training for Santa Fe Fire Department (SFFD) personnel by:

  • Implementing and applying new technologies
  • Training in both the classroom and hands-on
  • Facilitating the training of entry-level firefighters through the Cadet Academy.



Fire Cadet Training

The Cadet Academy consists of a 20-week, structured academy, in which each cadet is challenged mentally and physically.

The objective of the Academy is to ensure that all new, entry-level employees are physically and mentally capable of performing the job of a Firefighter/EMT.

Upon completion of the Cadet Academy each cadet will be an IFSAC certified Firefighter as well as an EMT-B through the State of New Mexico.  Their training will also include hazardous materials operations, basic wildland firefighting skills, and technical rescue operations.