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Cadets

Cadets in trainingThe first cadet unit started in Cheshire in 1992 with the first area office opening at Poynton Fire Station.

A cadet unit consists of up to 20 cadets and 4 leaders who are both fire service personnel and volunteers from the community. All time and effort is given on a voluntary basis.

A typical Cadet unit consists of 50:50 girls and boys. All uniform and personal protective equipment is provided free of charge, however it costs approximately £300 for an initial uniform for each Cadet so we do expect our Cadets to look after their personal issue.

The scheme provides young people aged 12 to 18 with an insight into working within a uniformed service, encouraging the young people to develop both personally and socially while promoting self discipline, team work and citizenship.

The scheme promotes physical, mental and emotional wellbeing by taking part in structured activities one night a week at a Fire Station local to the young person

The Cadets make a positive contribution to the community through activities such as fitting smoke alarms for members of the public and by supporting local initiatives.

International Projects

International projects the the Cheshire Fire cadets are involved with.

Ghana 2013

In the summer of 2005 a team of our senior cadets built a school for a community in Akrofu in the Ho Province of Ghana and were asked to send another group out in 2007. This began our Ghana projects which have ran every other year up until 2013. The cost of the construction of both buildings is paid for by donations and by cadets fund raising.

The Fire Cadets Ghana 2013 school project had 17 Cadets and 7 staff each Cadet raised £3k this cost allowed the refurbishment and modernisation of a school block in the community of Abordahi near Ho in the Volta region of Ghana.

Find out more about the Cheshire Fire Cadets Ghana school project for 2013

Nepal 2015

Our next international project will be working with the charity classroom in the clouds. We will be taking a team to Nepal to build a school within the mountain village of Shree Chandrodaya, Thulodhunga, Basa Region.

Find out more about the Cheshire Fire Cadets Nepal school project for 2015

Activities

Cadets are able to take part in additional activities at weekends and during the school holidays which include residentials and local camps as well as the national camp held every 2 years. Cheshire Cadets have also fostered links with communities in Northern Ireland, Germany, Ghana and Nepal.

Cadets can also gain qualifications such as a BTEC in technical Services, all elements of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and first aid.

The partners currently involved and who work intimately with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service are:

  • Local councils

  • Police

  • Connexions

  • Schools

  • Youth Service

  • Voluntary Service

How to join the Fire Cadet scheme

If you are interested in joining a Cadet scheme or would like to know more about the Cadets please contact your local fire station or

Youth Engagement
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
Sadler Road
Winsford
CW7 2FQ
Tel: 01606 868700

Forms

Joining consent, photograph consent and medical consent form (new window Word 824 kb)

Activity consent form (new window Word 851 kb)

After you have completed the application forms, the applicant and their parent/guardian will be invited to visit the unit and discuss the enrolment process with the unit staff.

Cadet unit contact details

Audlem Fire Station

Meet on a Wednesday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07837926697

Email address - cadet13@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Birchwood Fire Station 

Meet on a Wednesday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964109306

Email address - cadet02@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Bollington Fire Station

Meet on a Tuesday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964109281

Email address - cadet20@cheshirefire.gov.uk 

Chester Fire Station

Meet on a Tuesday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964109024

Email address - cadet09@cheshirefire.gov.uk 

Congleton Fire Station

Meet on a Wednesday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964109344

Email address - cadet18@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Crewe Fire Station

Meet on a Monday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964108647

Email address - cadet15@cheshirefire.gov.uk 

Crewe Fire Station

Meet on a Wednesday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964108647

Email address - cadet15@cheshirefire.gov.uk  

Crewe Fire Station

Meet on a Thursday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964108647

Email address - cadet15@cheshirefire.gov.uk  

Ellesmere Port Fire Station   

Meet on a Wednesday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964111765

Email address - cadet08@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Frodsham Fire Station 

Meet on a Wednesday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964108534

Email address - cadet06@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Holmes Chapel Fire Station 

Meet on a Monday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964108967

Email address - cadet17@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Holmes Chapel Fire Station 

Meet on a Tuesday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964108967

Email address - cadet17@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Knutsford Fire Station 

Meet on a Monday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964109342

Email address - cadet24@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Macclesfield Fire Station 

Meet on a Wednesday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964109016

Email address - cadet19@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Malpas Fire Station 

Meet on a Monday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964115280

Email address - cadet11@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Middlewich Fire Station 

Meet on a Tuesday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964112914

Email address - cadet26@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Nantwich Fire Station 

Meet on a Wednesday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964110579

Email address - cadet12@cheshirefire.gov.uk 

Northwich Fire Station

Meet on a Wednesday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964109313

Email address - cadet25@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Poynton Fire Station  

Meet on a Wednesday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964109278

Email address - cadet22@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Runcorn Fire Station  

Meet on a Wednesday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964109329

Email address - cadet05@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Sandbach Fire Station 

Meet on a Tuesday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964109266

Email address - cadet16@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Sir William Stannier School (Crewe)

Meet on a Monday night

Stockton Heath Fire Station 

Meet on a Tuesday night 

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964109027

Email address - cadet03@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Tarporley Fire Station

Meet on a Tuesday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964108959

Email address - cadet10@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Warrington Fire Station

Meet on a Monday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964109268

Email address - cadet01@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Warrington Wolves (Stadium) 

Meet on a Monday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07837064004

West Cheshire College

A Cadet Unit is run at West Cheshire College as part of the Public Services Course.

Please contact the college for information - 01244 656555

West Cheshire College (opens in new window)

Widnes Fire Station

Meet on a Wednesday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964107704

Email address - cadet04@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Wilmslow Fire Station

Meet on a Monday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07964109278

Email address - cadet23@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Winsford Fire Station 

Meet on a Wednesday night

Cadet unit mobile number - 07795845857

Email address - cadet27@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Cadet Manager

Cadet Manager - Vicky Wrest - based at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters

Email - vicky.wrest@cheshirefire.gov.uk


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