Become a Youth Cadet

The Cadet program of Knox County Rescue was designed with the purpose of enhancing recruitment among young citizens.  Cadets (previously Junior Squad) have the opportunity to develop a sense of community service while developing leadership skills, career exploration, social development and a deeper understanding of collaboration with area agencies in emergency situations.  Our Cadets also have the opportunity to train and learn with Rural Metro Fire Explorers. Eligibility is based on age (14-18yrs old).  Application process includes an interview with Knox County Rescue leadership as well as online application.  Meeting times TBD, typically Sunday afternoons.  If you have additional questions, please email

View Cadet Application Form

How to Help

Knox County Rescue depends on your contributions in order to keep supplying these invaluable services to our community.