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Ilford teens have chance to climb pole of fire service

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 September 2014

London Fire Brigade Cadets passing out at Ilford fire station last year

London Fire Brigade Cadets passing out at Ilford fire station last year

© 2014 Aubrey Wade. All rights reserved

Ilford fire station is inviting teenagers to join its ranks for a year by becoming cadets.

Redbridge is one of a number of boroughs across London offering the Community Fire Cadets scheme, giving youngsters aged 14 to 17 the chance to learn how to become a firefighter.

The brigade hopes to start the new scheme, which runs throughout the academic year, on Tuesday and is encouraging young people to get on board.

Candidates will also gain a BTEC qualification on the course, as well as being able to get involved in the community and learn hands-on skills.

In July, last year’s cadets graduated after completing the first year of the scheme.

Susan Douglas, who is co-ordinating the scheme, said: “We are trying to promote it to young people who are interested in the fire service and gaining a BTEC an helping the community.

“If you’re interested in the fire service, doing community work, having fun, meeting new people and new friends, then the fire cadets if for you.”

She said the group would be doing exercises and community-based activities, similar to the Scouts or army cadets.

To apply and find out more, email SUSAN.DOUGLAS@london-fire.gov.uk.


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