Fire and Rescue Service – Cadets Required

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is pleased to announce that it is recruiting Cadets for the Kempston Cadet Unit.

The Bedfordshire Fire Cadets are open to all young people aged between 14 and 17 years old (school years 9 – 13). Fire Cadets gain an excellent knowledge of the Fire and Rescue Service and learn the skills that full-time firefighters use to save lives and protect the public such as running out hose, climbing ladders and first aid.

As part of the national Fire Cadet scheme, Fire Cadets will have the opportunity to work towards a recognized BTEC Level 2 Award in Fire and Rescue Services in the Community. They will also have the opportunity to travel up ranks and train as a Junior Instructor.

Fire Cadets are treated like full-time Firefighters with their own free uniform and are expected to show a certain amount of discipline and commitment. They have the opportunity to train with operational Firefighters, providing an exciting and unique insight into what modern Firefighting is all about and the opportunity to develop both personal and social skills by promoting self-discipline, team work and citizenship. Like Firefighters, Fire Cadets also play an important role in their community by delivering advice on home fire safety, water safety, road safety and arson prevention as well as supporting local initiatives and charities.

Fire Cadets meet from 19:00 – 21:00 during school term time on the following days:

Monday – Kempston Community Fire Station
Tuesday – Luton Community Fire Station
Wednesday – Sandy Community Fire Station
Thursday – Leighton Buzzard Community Fire Station

For more information or to express an interest in joining Cadets please contact Kayleigh Jean on 01582 875213 / 07766 478978 or email kayleigh.jean@bedsfire.com

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