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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Lichfield cadet firefighters awarded

10/04/2014

Lichfield fire cadets will be awarded at a celebration of success event tomorrow (Friday, April 11).

"This programme was developed to help young people gain qualifications and experiences along with improving some of the soft skills needed for future employment." 

Programme Manager James Hettihewa-Young

 The year nine students from the Friary and Netherstowe School in Lichfield have been attending the fire station once a week for the past year and have successfully completed various courses in volunteering, firefighting, first aid and road safety.

As well as studying they have also been involved in charity events, raising over £1,500 for Action Against Hunger and the Fire Fighters Charity.

Programme Manager James Hettihewa-Young said: "This programme was developed to help young people gain qualifications and experiences along with improving some of the soft skills needed for future employment.

"This event is an opportunity to celebrate their hard work and give their families an insight into the range of training they have been doing."

The cadet firefighters will demonstrate some of the skills they have learnt before being presented with their certificates.

The Mayor of Lichfield will be presenting the pupils with a certificate along with Station Manager Paul Richins. Melany Langdown, the Performance Operation Manager for the Road Safety Partnership will present the students with the certificates they gained for the road safety qualification.

The cadet scheme programme has been funded by the District Inclusion Panel and Safer Communities CIC.