(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Fire Department is starting a Cadet Program for teenagers interested in a career as a firefighter or EMT. The Police and Fire Commission last night unanimously approved the program initiated by Chief Alan Mannel. The course is an offshoot of the Boy Scouts “Explorers” program but will be open to anyone, male or female, as young as 14 and as old as 18. Mannel says the cadets will cover all aspects of emergency response. The program will be limited to a maximum of 10 participants and will be free to join. Cadets can expect a weekly commitment of four to five hours. Those interested can contact the Beaver Dam Fire Department. Mannel hopes the have the cadet program in place by next month.