London Fire Brigade

Our team

Supporting the development of our cadets and volunteers

Five youth engagement co-ordinators (YECs) cover all of our fire cadet courses in London.

The role of our YECs is to liaise with parents, schools and other referral agencies and act as the go between for our cadets and their life outside the programme.

The YECs are also responsible for developing our volunteer cadet instructors, helping them learn the skills necessary to devise interesting lesson plans for cadets as well as gain the confidence to take the lead in the session.

The team is led by Sara Perez, Fire Cadet Programme Manager, Jess Patten, Fire Cadet Programme Deputy Manager, and Lee Small, Central Operational Liaison Officer.

Get in touch

For general questions about the programme please email

If you have any questions about our fire cadet programmes, feel free to contact the youth engagement co-ordinator for that area: