Published On: Fri, Aug 26th, 2022

Boynton Beach Fire Rescue Launches a 3-Phase Career Driven Program for Local Youth

The Boynton Beach Fire Rescue Department is excited to announce the launch of its new C.A.R.E.S. Program. This free, three-phase program offers invaluable hands-on experience to local individuals, ages 14-21, who are interested in pursuing a career in Fire Service.

The C.A.R.E.S. program, which stands for Compassion, Altruistic, Respect, Excellence and Selflessness, aims to help participants gain personal confidence, responsibility, leadership and teamwork values while learning about firefighting, emergency management, problem solving and community service.

The program offers three-phases, the Explorers (14-17) and Cadet (18-21) Programs will focus on training with Fire Department Officers, learning basic EMT/Paramedic and Firefighting skills such as utilizing lifesaving tools, forcible entry, hose training, and more. Individuals who aspire to advance their career in Fire Service, may be eligible for the final scholarship phase where students may receive a scholarship toward the Fire Academy or EMT School.

“The C.A.R.E.S. Program was created to provide our youth the opportunity to become active members of their community while acquiring the fundamental skills of the Fire Service,” stated Boynton Beach Fire Chief Hugh Bruder. “We want to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the Fire Service and the rewarding career that is offered through a life of serving others.”

An informational meeting will take place on Thursday, September 15 beginning at 6:00 pm at Boynton Beach Fire Rescue Headquarters Station #5 (2080 High Ridge Road). Interested youth and their parents are welcome to attend. RSVP is recommended by emailing

The program is slated to begin in October 2022. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To learn more or apply only visit

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