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Derbyshire 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?

Our next recruitment campaign is being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will start in April 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue are unable to recruit for Fire Cadets until further notice. Please keep an eye on our social media platforms for information on our next recruitment drive which will now be delayed until April 2021. We apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment this may cause.

What is Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Fire Cadets?

Derbyshire Fire Cadets is a programme where young people commit to attend one night a week at one of our four units based at Ascot Drive; Ilkeston; Shirebrook and Staveley 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 a BTEC and First Aid.

How can I join?

Please take a look at our leaflet or for any further enquiries please contact the Youth Team on 01773 305496, or 01773 305494 

Fire Cadet leaflet (pdf 598.26 KB)

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is part of Youth United Foundation, 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 Foundation.