Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2021 #1
Order Adopted
Jan 4, 2021 5:30 PM

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to direct the Law Department to draft Home Rule Petition language for a Fire Cadet Program similar to the language used in the Police Department Home Rule Petition.

Information

Department:City Clerk's Office, MMSponsors:Vice Mayor Alanna Mallon, Councillor Marc C. McGovern, Councillor Timothy J. Toomey, Councillor E. Denise Simmons
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

On October 21, 2019, the Cambridge City Council unanimously voted to ask the City Solicitor Home Rule Petition language for a Fire Cadet Program, as well as determine the feasibility of instituting and funding a Fire Cadet Program in Cambridge; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

In Fall 2019, the Cambridge Police Department officially unveiled the Police Cadet Program, which is designed for Cambridge residents between the ages of 18-23 who are interested in pursuing a career in public safety that offers excellent salaries, benefits, and provides a meaningful way to serve our community; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The Police Department has seen an increase in Cambridge residency and diversity in the first class of the Police Cadet Program; and

 

WHEREAS:

Members of the Cambridge Fire Department leadership and the fire safety team have expressed interest in creating a similar cadet program to provide a pathway into the Fire Department for Cambridge residents, as well as increase racial and gender diversity; and

 

WHEREAS:

Members of the community have also voiced their desire to see a Cadet Program in the Cambridge Fire Department, providing an additional pathway for graduating high school seniors and college-aged residents to pursue a career in civil service; and

 

WHEREAS:

The City of Boston was recently granted a Home Rule Petition to create a Fire Cadet Program; and

 

WHEREAS:

Considering the work that has already been done to start a Fire Cadet program in Cambridge, it’s advantageous for the City Council to ask the Law Department to submit a Home Rule Petition as soon as possible; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to direct the Law Department to draft Home Rule Petition language for a Fire Cadet Program similar to the language used in the Police Department Home Rule Petition.

 

Meeting History

Jan 4, 2021 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
YEAS:Dennis J. Carlone, Patricia Nolan, Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler, Alanna Mallon, Marc C. McGovern, Sumbul Siddiqui, E. Denise Simmons, Timothy J. Toomey, Quinton Zondervan