CDDFRS Fire Cadet Scheme

The National Fire Cadets Scheme is a world class, inclusive and progressive youth organisation, supported by the Fire and Rescue Services, which inspires and empowers young people through nationally recognised community centred programmes.  The Fire Cadet Scheme is open to all young people aged 13-17 years of age, empowering individuals to reach their full potential through a programme that delivers social action and skills development, contributing to safer, stronger and healthier communities.

CDDFRS Fire Cadet Scheme

As a Fire Cadet you will be expected to attend a local fire station one evening per week, working with CDDFRS and volunteers.  Our Cadet scheme will give you the opportunity to make new friends, have lots of fun, develop your confidence and self-esteem, enhance your citizenship skills and develop practical and transferrable skills for future employment or training.

As well as this, you will learn specialist Firefighter skills, including; hose and ladder operation, first aid, health and safety and many more. 

In conjunction with your practical training and development you will also complete The National Fire Cadet Award Level 1 and the option to complete the highly recognised Duke of Edinburgh Award.

If you think you have what it takes to be part of this scheme, download an application form here and return to Lisa Peacock, Young Person Education Co-ordinator, Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, Service Headquarters, Belmont Business Park, Durham, DH1 1TW or email

Initial Application Form Fire Cadets 2018

CDDFRS Fire Cadets in action