Cheshire fire cadets

Are you aged between 12 and 17 and want a new challenge?

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.

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What we do

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. 

Find out more about the awards and qualifications you can gain as a fire cadet

What does being a fire cadet mean?

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.

Life as a cadet - fun and games

In addition to weekly activities at your local fire station there are many opportunities during weekends and school holidays; such as outdoor activities, camps and social trips.  Many of our cadet groups play an important role in the community with cadets helping fit smoke alarms and supporting other local initiatives. 

Cheshire Fire Cadets have travelled abroad to communities in Northern Ireland and Germany. We also run an international project with destinations including Ghana and Nepal, where we will assist with building a school - Nepal School Project 2017

Find out more about Cheshire fire cadets news, activities and events

Cadets in my area

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

Join the fire cadets

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:

View contact details for each of the fire cadet units.

Cadet staff

We are always looking for people to join our cadet scheme as a member of our volunteer cadet staff. 

Find out how to join the cadets as a member of cadet staff


For more information please contact Chris Mitchell, who is based at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Sadler Road site in Winsford.


Last updated: Monday 13 June 2022

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Cheshire Fire Cadets using a hose