Sandbach Cadets

Cheshire Safety Day Promotion - Alsager 13th February 2010

On February 17th Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and Partners held a "Safety Day" across Cheshire. The main aim of the event was to carry out 1000 home safety assessments in just one day! In preparation for the event, Sandbach Fire Cadets were invited to distribute leaflets in Alsager on Saturday February 13th to let people know what would be happ


Sandbach Fire Cadets - Lord Lieutenants Award Ceremony

On the 15th February two cadets and one leader from Sandbach attend the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire's award ceremony at Darsbury park hotel. The ceremony celebrated the effort that was put in by cadets selling and promoting the poppy appeal last November.   There were awards for the cadet who had raised the most funds individually and awa


Charity Car Wash

On Saturday 20th March, Sandbach Fire Cadets held a Car Wash, where as an added bonus we had Crewe Fire Cadets for assistance. As per usual we had many cars keeping us busy and tiring us out.   It was a great day and we would have the occasional laugh as cadets from Crewe would pretend a wing mirror or windscreen wiper had fallen off an u


Cadet Cluster Exercise

At 10:20am all was quiet at Sandbach Fire Station but that was about to change.  At 10:21 utter chaos followed.  Crew Manager Jason Williams ran to the printer but did not tell Crew manager Luke Tindell and his crew of 16P3 where to go, so he just followed the pump in front.  At 10:25 both pumps arrived at Brereton Park.  The in


Awards Evening

On Tuesday 16th March, Sandbach Fire Cadets had an awards evening where cadets were awarded trophies and certificates.  There were certificates for the most watch points and most improved cadet.  Trophies were awarded to the cadet of the year and the Wardle trophy was presented to the cadet who showed the greatest effort in support of com


Veterans Day Parade

On Sunday 27th June some cadets got up early for a hot Veterans Day Parade, as part of Forces Day.   At 9:10am we met at the Fire Station, once everyone had arrived all of us walked down to Westfields.  At 9:45 we marched off through town down to the cenotaph.  After stopping at the cenotaph we marched a bit further down to St Mary


Sandbach Civic Parade

On Sunday 6th June, we arrived at the fire station.  After meeting together we walked to the car park and marched from there to the church stopping at the war memorial to lay some flowers.  At the church we stood at the sides of the steps to allow the guests to go in.  Afterwards we returned to the station for a drink.   


Warrington Extrication & Trauma Challenge - Sat 7th August

We arrived at the fire station at around 9 o'clock. By 10 everything was set up and ready including 6 driving simulators a min go kart track and even a fire service boat. CM Jason Williams led the stall with his team, managing to sell everything for the benevolent fund and also promoting bike safety with a competition. FC Molly Coppenhall managed t


Charity Car Wash - Sat 2nd October

On the second of October cadets did a car wash at Sandbach fire station it was a great success raising a grand total of £274 pounds on the day but with gift aid we raised £340 pounds we had groups of people on a specific section of the car. We all got soaking wet lots of people were impressed with are amazing cleaning skills. And lots of people joi


National Fire Cadet Camp 9th - 14th of August

On the 9th to the 14th of August Cheshire Fire cadets went on national camp in Hertfordshire there were lots of cadet groups from Cheshire and other counties. On the first day after the bus trip we did different things around the camp, such as having photos taken and for tea we had a bbq. On the second day my group went to the lake to do rafting,


Fire Fighter Memorial Service – London 12/11/10

On Saturday the 11th September 2 Cadets and 2 Leaders met at Crewe train station at 14:30. At around 14:50 we got the train down to London, while on the train Robyn gave us a quick talk about what we had to do. Once we arrived in London we then got the underground to Waterloo where we met Ben. Later on after sorting our clothes out for Sunday we


Joint Services Open Day 2012 Cadet Blog

On Sunday September 19th we attended the joint Police Service and Fire Service open day at Cheshire Police head quarters, Winsford. Here we took part in a cadet "A" frame and hose competition against other cadet units which included teams from Middlewich, Crewe and Birchwood. After the heats in the morning, we reached the final in the afternoon but


Remembrance Day Parade

On Sunday 14th November we were invited to attend the annual Remembrance Day Parade through Sandbach. We assembled at Westfield's at around 10:30am to march through Sandbach town centre and to be at the cenotaph for a 2 minutes silence at 11:00am. As well as remembering lives lost in the First and Second World we now remember those who have lost th


London

On Monday 21st February, 4 Fire Cadets and Station Manager Mr Brownrigg from Sandbach, were invited to go to London with 2517 squadron Air Cadets, Buxton. To visit The Royal Hospital, Chelsea, RAF club Piccadilly, and Fighter command bunker, Uxbridge. The day began early with us meeting at the fire station at 5:00am. We then travelled to Buxton t


Media Challenge Workshop Blog - 25th Feb 2011

Most of Sandbach cadets joined up with other cadets from Cheshire. We were invited to go to a workshop in Winsford at Fire Service Headquaters. The workshop was for making our own road safety video. We watched videos made by other people which gave us clues with ours. Afterwards we played a game where we had to act out a film and people had to gue


Cadet Presentation Evening

On the 22nd February we organised a presentation evening. On the night we did various things; cadets Molly Coppenhall and Sophie Lea did a presentation about what cadets do and how they work. They also told people about the events we had been to in 2010. Listening to the presentation were the MP, Chief Fire Officer and Head of the Fire Authorit


Firefighters Charity Car Wash

On Saturday 26th March Sandbach Fire Cadets helped with the National car wash. We washed cars from 10am until 4pm and managed to wash more cars than ever before. In total we raised £293 but with people giving gift aid the overall total reached £367. This money goes to the Firefighters charity. All cadets enjoyed this day. Fire Cadet Dario Plat


STAR Awards Blog

On the evening of the 28th March 2012 Watch Manager Nick Regan, Fire Cadet Jen Regan and Fire Cadet Liam Davenport accompanied by fire cadet leaders and Watch Manager Brownrigg attended the Cheshire Fire and Rescue STAR Awards presentation at Mere Golf Resort and Spa, to receive the award for the most effective work in the community on behalf


Lord Lieutenants Award Ceremony for Poppy Appeal 2011

On Monday the 16th of April Fionn, Jen, Nick and I (Elaine) went to the Poppy Appeal Awards with two Leaders. While we were there, we were awarded a 'massive' trophy together with Holmes Chapel cadets for helping organise a Poppy Appeal collection with them.  We also collected three certificates for; attending the poppy appeal, for coming


Young Leaders In Action Course

Earlier this year 5 cadets from Sandbach attended the "Young Leaders In Action Course" run at FSHQ. This course allowed us to develop our leadership skills, learn about group dynamics and how that can affect group cohesion, how to deal with unacceptable behaviour and learning how to do a risk assessment amongst many other topics. As well as meeti