What is Fire Cadets?
A national uniformed youth organisation supported by the National Fire Chiefs Council and individual Fire and Rescue Services. Fire Cadets provides fun and challenging inclusive opportunities for young people to reach their full potential contributing to safer, stronger and healthier communities. There is also an opportunity to gain awards and work towards a recognised qualification, all whilst having fun and making new friends.
Why should I join Fire Cadets?
As a Fire Cadet you:
- are supported, empowered and provided with opportunities to develop positive life skills and wellbeing
- can participate in and benefit from social actions that help to support others
- find out how the Fire Service contributes to society and promotes safety
- develop your personal safety and safety knowledge
- improve your communication and leadership skills
- develop your self-esteem and self-confidence
- improve your self-discipline, social consciousness and a sense of community belonging
Who can get involved with Fire Cadets?
Fire Cadets is open to young people aged 13 to 17 years old, from all backgrounds. Each unit operates from a Fire and Rescue station, one evening per week during term time. Our current Fire Cadet units run from:
- Consett Fire Station
- Peterlee Fire Station
- Durham Fire Station
- Stanhope Fire Station
- Spennymoor Fire Station
- Darlington Fire Station - estimated opening March 2024
How do I apply to join Fire Cadets?
If you are looking to Be the Best you can be, complete an application form on this link. Once completed, you will be added to our waiting list and when a space becomes available on your local unit, a unit leader will be in touch to arrange your induction. Our recruitment windows each year are September and April.