Scarborough fire station launching young firefighter scheme

Published 30th May 2019

Do you have a child aged 12, 13 or 14?

Would they like to learn some of the skills of a firefighter?

If so, Scarborough fire station is taking on young firefighter cadets.

This is the first of its’ kind to be run in Scarborough and we are looking for enthusiastic applicants to join the new project.

The scheme is a 2 year course which takes place on Tuesday evenings from 18:30-20:30 at Scarborough fire station and will run from September 2019.

The course is a mixture of practical and theoretical modules. Cadets will learn how to work and handle operational equipment such as pumps, ladders, hydraulic cutting equipment and breathing apparatus. They will also learn the theory behind hydraulics and firefighting.

At the end of the 2 year course, successful cadets will receive a nationally recognised B-tech qualification for “Fire Service in the Community” this qualification is equivalent to 2 GCSEs which would look excellent on any CV or application form.

All cadets will be required to wear uniform, attend Tuesday evenings during school term times, march and parade at community events – such as the remembrance memorial service.

All training is fully risk assessed and covered by insurance, all the instructors are qualified operational firefighters, all instructors are DBS checked.

What do we ask in return? Well, successful applicants must be enthusiastic, willing to give 100%, be punctual and recognise they will be in a disciplined scheme and will need to adhere to our policies and procedures.

There is a small cost payable by each cadet for enrolment to the B-Tech provider, however this is spread over the first year of the course.

For further information and an application form, call in to Scarborough Fire Station on North Marine Road and pick up a form in person from Monday 3rd June. The closing date for applications is June 30th.