Fire cadets needed at Widnes Fire Station

Are you aged between 12 and 16, live in Widnes and want a new challenge? If so, then Cheshire Fire Cadets could be for you.

Widnes Fire Station is looking to recruit a group of young people to join their cadet unit, which meets every Wednesday from 6pm until 8pm at the community fire station on Lacey Street.

During drill nights cadets are treated as young firefighters and wear a cadet uniform, which is like what a firefighter would wear. They take part in training exercises with ladders and hose reels and get involved in station activities, such as charity car washes and station open days.

Cadets learn many of the skills of a firefighter and work towards several awards while having fun and making new friends. They are expected to show a certain amount of discipline and commitment, just like a firefighter.

Cadet Manager Jason McTigue said: “The aim of fire cadets is to engage with a diverse group of young people who are representative of their local community. The Cadet programme will provide progressive training, practical activities and adventurous pursuits for young people giving them an opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications.

“In addition to weekly activities at the local fire station there are many opportunities during weekends and school holidays, such as outdoor activities, camps, and social trips so it’s great fun but being a cadet will also help build confidence and it could also be something to mention when applying for jobs in the future.”

Cheshire Fire Cadets have travelled abroad to communities in Northern Ireland and Germany. They also run international projects with destinations including Ghana and Nepal, where they have fundraised to assist with the building of several schools over the years.

For further information about joining the Widnes Fire Cadets please contact Cadet Coordinator, Keith Roberts either via email, or via telephone him on 07964 107704.

Cheshire Fire Cadets

Last updated: Thursday, 1 June 2023