A new program in South Haven is being designed to help grow the number of people entering emergency services professions.
South Haven Area Emergency Services (SHAES) announced in a Wednesday, Feb. 24, news release that it has plans to launch a new cadet program for prospective responders in the coming months.
The program will introduce participants to the firefighting and emergency medical service professions. “We are excited about this new opportunity to serve for the young people in our community,” said SHAES Executive Director Brandon Hinz. “And who doesn’t want to be a firefighter, really?”
Cadet prospects will be able to experience the department firsthand by attending training, responding to emergency calls as an observer and helping out at events and fundraisers, the release states.
In September, SHAES will begin sponsoring cadets for required state certifications to become a firefighter.