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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Fire Cadets celebrate their passing out parade

14/07/2015

Maria Khatun, 17, who is now qualified as a trainer, and Morgan Bailey, 15, who was named as Fire Cadet of the Year
Maria Khatun, 17, who is now qualified as a trainer, and Morgan Bailey, 15, who was named as Fire Cadet of the Year

Fire Cadets in Stoke-on-Trent will be celebrating their passing out parade on Saturday, July 18.

"The young people have worked incredibly hard and shown a great deal of commitment during the Fire Cadets course. They have been a real credit both to themselves and to the Service, taking part in a number of fundraising events and local community projects. I am very much looking forward to presenting the Fire Cadets with their certificates and to celebrating all that they have achieved."

Director of Prevent and Protect Dean Stevens

Around 30 young people have taken part in the second Fire Cadets programme which started last September. The courses were held Sandyford, Hanley, Longton and Newcastle.

The 14-17-year-olds have been taught operational skills such as hose running, water drills, breathing apparatus and casualty extrication.

They have also learnt life skills including healthy living, how to handle money and job application techniques.

During the nine month course, which runs in line with the academic year, the participants gained their BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Fire and Rescue Services in the Community.

Director of Prevent and Protect Dean Stevens will present certificates to the youngsters during a special ceremony at Sandyford Community Fire Station.

Mr Stevens said: "The young people have worked incredibly hard and shown a great deal of commitment during the Fire Cadets course. They have been a real credit both to themselves and to the Service, taking part in a number of fundraising events and local community projects. I am very much looking forward to presenting the Fire Cadets with their certificates and to celebrating all that they have achieved."

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service was the first to launch the Fire Cadets scheme in 2013.

It is now recruiting for its next course which will start in September and run at the following times and stations:

• Sandyford Community Fire Station - Monday from 5.45pm to 8.30pm
• Hanley Community Fire Station - Tuesday from 5.45pm to 8.30pm
• Longton Community Fire Station - Thursday from 5.45pm to 8.30pm
• Newcastle Community Fire Station - Saturday from 9.30am to midday
• Stafford Fire Station – Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm

For information on how to apply for the courses visit www.fsyta.org.uk