Community Fire Cadets

Community Fire Cadets is a two year programme aimed at 14 to 17-year-olds who live in Greater Manchester.

The programme offers young people an opportunity to learn basic firefighting skills while working towards both accredited and non-accredited qualifications. 

In addition to the qualifications, it is also a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, improve social skills, experience working as a team and improve all-round confidence.

We have cadet units located in a number of fire stations with uniformed and non-uniformed instructors who deliver the syllabus which is set out in modules and divided into topics making it more accessible to all styles of learning.

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.

Community Fire Cadets are recruited once a year, for more information please email