Fire Cadets

What is Fire Cadets?

Fire Cadet units provide an exciting and unique opportunity to develop both personal and social skills by promoting self-discipline, teamwork and citizenship within a uniformed service.

As a fire cadet you will be treated as a young firefighter. Provided with your own uniform, you will be expected to attend a weekly drill night at your local fire station. Here you will learn many of the skills of a firefighter and work towards a number of awards while having fun and making new friends. You will be expected to show a certain amount of discipline and commitment, just like a firefighter.

Fire Cadets meets for 2 hours each week at Guildford Fire Station during school term time only.

What you will learn:

  • Fire Safety – learn how to keep yourself and others safe by understanding hazards, risks and control measures.
  • What to do in an emergency – learn about fire safety in the home and create your own fire plan as well as how we work with other emergency services.
  • Basic first aid – how to help people in an emergency.
  • Firefighting skills – what firefighters do, the equipment we use, and how we help others.
  • Life skills – how to be a positive citizen and an active member of your community

If you are interested in joining please email firecadets@surreycc.gov.uk