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Derbyshire Fire Cadets

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service Fire Cadets

  • Do you want a new challenge?
  • Do you want to know more about being a Fire Cadet?
  • Are you aged 13 to 16 as of 31st August 2018?

Then come and join our 2 year programme at one of our units.

Derbyshire Fire Cadets is a 2 year programme starting in September 2018 where young people commit to attend one night a week at one of our units during term time.

The programme provides young people with an insight into working within a uniformed service.  It provides exciting and unique opportunities to develop skills in team work and citizenship through undertaking firefighter activities.

Cadets have the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications including BTEC and First Aid.

As part of the application process you will be required to attend a taster session.  The taster sessions are being held at our new Joint Training Centre in Ripley and they will run from 10.30 to 15.00pm.

Recruitment for our units is now open, please click on the unit you would like to apply for to complete the application and register for a taster session.


youth-united.png Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is part of Youth United Derbyshire, which is a network of voluntary youth groups in the county. If you are interested in exploring cadet and youth group opportunities elsewhere within Derbyshire, visit the Youth United Derbyshire website.

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