CPFTA - Chicago Police and Firefighter Academy

Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy

I. Navarro, CPFTA Cadet Class of 2001

I was in one of the first CPFTA classes. I attended the last two years of highschool and my site was Kelly High School. I had to take a bus to Kelly High School after I finished my classes at Kennedy and it was well worth it. The program provided a paid internship during the summer and even provided work for us during our college years. Two years of my college was paid for in full by the program. I went on to become an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician-Basic), Paramedic (Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic) and an EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatcher).

I thank each and every person who started this program from the bottom of my heart because it made me who I am today. This program prepared me for life and the real world. My future plans are to attend Nursing School. God Bless everyone who made this program possible.

To the future CPFTA Cadets: Be prepared for the adventure of your life, you will hold the memories of this program forever in your heart.

To the Parents of future CPFTA Cadets: This program is excellent preparation for future EMT's, Paramedics, Fire Fighters, Police Officers, and anyone who wants to experience a military based program. This program taught me true discipline, dedication, loyalty and so many other life lessons. This program will not disappoint you or your child.

I. Navarro
CPFTA Cadet Class of 2001, Kennedy High School