The future of Florida firefighters and emergency medical responders. The Mission of the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association Fire Cadet Section is to provide fire departments with the necessary resources to sponsor youth programs that will develop future firefighters and emergency medical providers. The section is dedicated to “Home Growing Our Own” by ensuring the leaders of each program have the resources to provide purposeful training in fire, emergency medicine, and leadership development. The goal for each sponsoring fire department is to provide a program that will provide the youth of their communities an opportunity to become mature young adults with good leadership and decision making skills.