A WHOLE load of youthful excitement and enthusiasm has
arrived at Manchester Central Fire Station with the launch of its
The first scheme launched earlier this summer and has already
seen youngsters from Abraham Moss High School throwing themselves
into the programme wholeheartedly.
The programme is the one of a series of new Community Fire
Cadets schemes being launched across Greater Manchester Fire and
Rescue Service (GMFRS).
Manchester Borough Manager Andy Heywood said: "I've had the
opportunity to meet a number of the new cadets and they seem very
enthusiastic about the opportunities that this scheme brings
"I look forward to the fire cadets at Manchester Central
Community Fire Station being an integral and sustaining aspect of
Every borough has had a cadet scheme since the end of July this
year, with Manchester borough having two.
Community Fire Cadets is two-year educational and developmental
scheme aimed at young people aged 14 to 17 who attend a fire
station one evening a week.
They get involved in numerous GMFRS activities during their time
on the programme, including operational training such as hose
running and ladder drills.
Some young people have the opportunity to become junior
instructors and some become volunteer instructors at the age of
Young people gain a nationally recognised Level 2 BTEC
qualification in Fire and Rescue Services in the Community and can
achieve this at award, certificate and diploma level.