Wiltshire has two fire cadet units, based at Cricklade and Ludgershall.
Cadets do the same things as firefighters but in a more closely supervised environment, including drills involving hose and water, ladders and road traffic collision extrications, as well as theory sessions based around Fire and Rescue Service activities.
Besides training, the units visit other stations and FRS premises, and take part in activities such as wall climbing, paintball, indoor skiing, navigation exercises, cycling and survival training.
Both units are self-funding and rely on donations and grants to survive.
Cricklade – cadets can join from the age of 11 and they can remain as members until they turn 18. Drill nights are at Cricklade fire station on Wednesday evenings, 7pm to 9pm. For further information, contact Pete Price on 07974 269736 or email [email protected]
Ludgershall – cadets can join from the age of 13 and they can remain as members until they turn 18. Drill nights are at Ludgershall fire station on Thursday evenings, 6.45pm to 8.45pm. For further information, contact Nick Barnard on 07906 935447 or email [email protected]