Fire cadet units provides an insight into working within a uniformed service, providing an exciting and unique opportunity to develop both personal and social skills by promoting self-discipline, team work and citizenship.
As a cadet, young people have the opportunity to learn the basic skills of a firefighter while participating in a wide range of activities in and around their local fire station. Cadets also have the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications and awards including BTEC and Duke of Edinburgh awards.
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.
In total we have 24 cadet groups across Cheshire. To find out more information about the cadet group in your area and see some of their recent activities - My local cadet unit
If you are interested in joining the Cheshire cadet scheme (as a Cadet or a Cadet Leader) please download and complete the Declaration of Interest Form (new window, Word Document 37KB) and contact the cadet unit at your local fire station:
For more information please contact Chris Mitchell, who is based at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Sadler Road site in Winsford.
Last updated: Wednesday, 26 July 2023