Could you be a Fire Cadet?
- Fire Cadets is open to young people of all abilities, from the age of 14 to 18 years
- it lasts for a minimum of one year, and you would usually attend one evening a week, for two hours
- in Hampshire, our Fire Cadets programme is available at Ringwood and Gosport Fire Stations
What you get from attending the Fire Cadets programme
Fire Cadets provides you with various skills, including:
- problem solving and communication
- activities that prepare you for adult life by teaching you about healthy living, handling money, job application techniques and community projects
- you may also get an opportunity to stay on with a cadet unit and become a Junior Instructor, with the further opportunity to become a Volunteer Cadet Instructor after the age of 18 years old
Interested in becoming a Fire Cadet?
If you are interested in becoming a Fire Cadet, or would like to refer a young person, then please contact us:
Become a volunteer Fire Cadet Instructor
Our Fire Cadets programme is delivered by a team of specially recruited Fire Cadet Instructors.
Whilst many of our Instructors are Firefighters, a large number are from many different backgrounds. These include:
- ex-Service men and women
- outdoor expedition leaders
- bus drivers
- shop assistants
- radio presenters … the list is endless!
Anyone can become a Fire Cadet Instructor providing they have the right motivation and passion to work with and develop young people.
If you are interested in becoming a Fire Cadet Instructor with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, please get in touch:
About the National Fire Cadets Scheme
- Fire Cadets is an educational programme open to young people aged 14 to 18 years old
- it supports young people to make a positive contribution to society
- it is a nationally recognised programme enabling young people to benefit their community
- it provides an opportunity to learn about, engage with and experience the fire and rescue service
- it enables young people to gain skills, knowledge and positive experiences in a fun, safe and secure environment
- it supports young people to develop life skills, increase confidence and raise self-esteem
- it inspires young people to make positive life choices for their future