Date: 13th June, 2017
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking for young people from the Trowbridge and surrounding areas to join its new Fire Cadet programme.
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.
The Service is keen to recruit young people between the ages of 12 and 18 to take part in this rewarding training scheme, which will not only be fun and enjoyable but will also give the cadets the chance to learn new personal and social skills, and also obtain a BTEC qualification.
Youth Intervention Coordinator Christine Sharma, who will oversee the scheme, said: “The programme, which is linked to the National Fire Cadet model, will be delivered by firefighters and volunteers across 38 weeks within the academic year of 2017/18. Drills will take place every Thursday evening at Trowbridge fire station and will involve practical and theoretical elements, along with community based social action projects.”
The course is designed to be fun, but it also challenges and develops 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; and
- See the advantages of improving their learning and performance.
Benefits to the participants include:
- Team building skills
- Portfolio of achievements
- BTEC accreditation
- Increased fire and safety awareness
- Development of practical skills
- Community awareness
- Increased levels of fitness
It is expected that the programme will gain a lot on interest and therefore there will be an application and interview process.
If you are interested, please contact Christine Sharma on 07771 594981 or email [email protected]