During the presentation, STARBASE youth are encouraged to participate in the Fire Department’s career exploration through the Junior Fire Institute and Fire Cadet programs. The Junior Fire Institute (JFI) is open to students (ages 14-20) to join their team. The JFI meets once a month and participants are taught basic firefighting and first-aid skills. The Fire Cadet program is a 22 month training gateway to earn a position on a the Milwaukee Fire Department
(MFD). Fire Cadets are full-time civilian employees that perform various support functions while completing training to become a Milwaukee Firefighter/Paramedic.
Learn more about these programs at https://city.milwaukee.gov/JOINMFD
STARBASE Wisconsin appreciates the hands-on career education that students receive from MFD Engine No. 8. To learn more about the DoD STARBASE Academy in Wisconsin, visit https://dma.wi.gov/DMA/starbase or contact John Puttre, Director-STARBASE Wisconsin, via email at or telephone at (414) 535-5786.