Fire Chief for a Day

FCFADDeSoto ISD nurtures and values community and school partnerships, therefore our students are invited to apply to be Fire Chief for a Day in the City of DeSoto. The purpose of this program is to help DeSoto ISD students understand how a city Fire department really operates and understand the rigor and rewards of being a Fire Chief.

Fire Chief for a Day Flyer

DeSoto High School students can apply for the program based on the criteria. Each student will submit their application to the district office by the established deadline. The DeSoto ISD Selection Committee will pick one student to spend the day at the Fire Station and work with the Fire Chief.

Students are evaluated on competitive grades, attendance, citizenship, teacher and community recommendations, and an essay.

Click here to print out the Fire Chief for a Day Application   

FIRE CHIEF FOR A DAY – Tuesday, March 6, 2018   

APPLICATION DUE DATE : Friday, January 19  at 5 p.m.

  • Attendance at least 98%
  • 3.5 GPA
  • Good Citizenship - no discipline or referrals for two years
  • Two Teacher Recommendations
  • One Community Recommendation (not parent or teacher)
  • Parental approval to participate
  • Student Essay - Why I want to be Fire Chief for a Day (two pages double spaced)

The selected student will also be required to complete a ride-along waiver and express assumption of risk document.