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Cadet and Explorer Programs

The Joint Labor Management Committee (JLMC) is a statutory Committee established under 50 ILCS 742/50(g).  One of the many responsibilities of the JLMC is to approve cadet training programs.  The JLMC has established rules to approve these programs. 

Fire Department applicants who have successfully completed 2 years of study in fire techniques or cadet training within a cadet program established under the rules of the JLMC may be preferred for appointment to and employment with the fire department. 

(from Municipal Hiring 65 ILCS 5/10-1-7.1(h)2, Civil Service 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.3(h)2, District Act 70 ILCS 705/16.06b(h)2)

Currently, the following programs have attained JLMC approval:

  • Aurora Explorer Post #99
  • Frankfort Fire Cadet Program
  • Naperville Explorer Post #911
  • Springfield Explorer Post #300

If your Explorer Post or Cadet program is interested in obtaining approval through the JLMC, please review this checklist to determine if your program meets these criteria.  The JLMC is happy to assist you with the process and encourages your program to consider approval.

For information on the State Statute regarding Apprentice Points, click here.

For additional information, contact the Executive Director of the IFCA at

General Mailing Address:                       Remittance/AR  Address:

PO Box 7, Skokie, IL 60076-0007           PO Box 4424, Lisle,IL 60532
Tel: 847.966.0732
Fax: 847.966.0782

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