There are two Fire Cadet units in the north of our Service area, based at Swindon and Trowbridge.
The aim of Fire Cadets is to support the development of young people by providing a positive role model and giving them opportunities to participate in a wide range of activities.
Young people between the ages of 12 and 18 can apply to take part in this rewarding training scheme, which not only gives them the chance to learn new personal and social skills, but also obtain a Level 2 BTEC qualification, the National Fire Cadet Level 1 Award and an AQA Award.
The programme is linked to the National Fire Cadet model, and is delivered by firefighters and Fire and Rescue Service staff. Each course lasts for 38 weeks within the academic year, starting in September.
Fire Cadets is designed to challenge and develop the participants by getting them to:
- Work co-operatively within a team environment
- Gain self-esteem and self-confidence and improve communication skills
- Adopt a new set of personal values
- Understand the importance of safety issues and the consequences of anti-social behaviour
- See the advantages of improving their learning and performance
Fire Cadets in Wiltshire is delivered with the support of the Hills Group and our thanks go to them.