Fire Cadets is an evening based youth course which runs at fire stations across the county, this is a 2 year course which is funded by parents, carers and guardians where cadets complete theory and practical activities in line with the National Fire Chiefs Council Fire Cadet scheme.  The course is delivered by experienced and competent fire & rescue service staff.

Completion of this course results in each cadet being awarded a BTEC Level 2 in Fire & Rescue Services in the community

The recommended start age for this course is 13 or 14

During the duration of the course cadets will cover:

  • The structure of Fire & Rescue services
  • How to safely work at height
  • How to operate pumps and hose
  • Respond to fire service scenarios
  • Learn about teamwork and leadership
  • Create and deliver community safety campaigns

For cadets there will also be opportunities to assist with charitable events, community safety events, visits to other fire stations to look at different equipment and talks and discussions from other parts of the service such as business fire safety and control room operations.

Please note places for courses are limited and do not run at all fire stations.  As schemes are launching they will be publicised on the North Yorkshire Fire social media channels, we encourage you to follow these to keep up to date with information.



Please note that currently we are not taking on recruits for our Fire Cadet courses, when a course becomes available we will advertise places on our wesbite and on social media channels.