London Fire Brigade

Community Fire Cadets

Providing opportunities for young people

Our Community Fire Cadets scheme is an exciting youth engagement programme offering young people, aged 14 to 18-years-old, the opportunity to work with us.

Fire Cadets gain

  • life skills they can use in the work place
  • nationally recognised qualification - BTEC in Fire and Rescue Services in the Community
  • positive opportunities to improve self-esteem and reduce bad behaviour.

The scheme is modular, lasting six or 12 months. It's run by firefighters, non-operational staff and community volunteers, one evening a week during term-time, with some daytime and weekend sessions during the holidays.   

Volunteer and help make a difference

You can give something back to the local community by becoming a Volunteer Youth Engagement Trainer for our Community Fire Cadet scheme.

Volunteers need to:

  • Be aged 18-years-old or above
  • Commit to volunteering in your own time for a chosen number of evening sessions over a 12 month period 
  • Complete on-going training during weekdays/weekends (no more than seven days per year)
  • Preferably have experience of working with young people

To find out about volunteering get in touch communityfirecadets@london-fire.gov.uk