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Community Fire Cadets is a long term educational programme open to young people aged from 14 years old up until their 17th birthday. Each unit operates at a local Fire Station where young people attend one evening per week, for two hours.
It is a two year comprehensive educational programme facilitated by Fire Service Instructors. Support is also received from volunteer uniformed and non-uniformed personnel from within Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service.
The programme syllabus is designed to be modular, divided into topics and subject areas with the additional benefit of being aligned to the accredited and nationally recognised qualification; Edexcel Level 2 BTEC in the Fire & Rescue Service's in the Community.
The Community Fire Cadets syllabus identifies the learning areas as subjects and these are combined into topics as outlined below:
This will provide young people the potential to achieve a tangible educational outcome as a result of participating in a Fire & Rescue Service programme. Cadets can achieve the BTEC at Award and Certificate Level.
Some young people will then have the opportunity to stay on with a cadet unit and become a Junior Instructor, with the further opportunity to become a Volunteer Instructor after the age of 18 years old.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service now has Cadet units running at the following fire stations:
Community Fire Cadets is open to all young people from a mix of backgrounds representative of the local community. The programme is designed to reduce antisocial behaviour in the local area by enhancing key citizenship skills in young people through a structured and varied range of Fire & Rescue Service-led activities.
Please be aware that recruitment for each Cadet unit occurs on an annual basis. For more information about recruitment or to request further information about Community Fire Cadets, please contact us via email.Find out more: