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 age range for this course is: 13-16

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 teamworking 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, we currently have Fire Cadet courses running out of Grassington, Bentham, Selby, Scarborough, Skipton and Northallerton.

There is a possibility other courses could be set up if there is enough interest in the area.

To find out more please get in touch by calling our headquarters or by completing the expression of interest form.