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Fire Cadets scheme

The Fire Cadet scheme is for young people aged 13-18 years old and is designed to encourage growth in confidence, self-esteem, practical and theoretical skills.

The scheme is run at seven fire stations across South Yorkshire: Stocksbridge, Elm Lane, Birley Moor, Rotherham, Dearne, Edlington and Cudworth.

While a fire cadet, the young people are enrolled on to a BTEC in Teamwork and Personal skill (13-15 Level 1 & 16-18 Level 2).

Although the scheme ends at 18 there are opportunities to continue as a Volunteer Instructor which builds on individual’s leadership and management skills.

For further details on the fire cadet scheme please email 

This content was last updated on May 11th, 2022