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Work with young people.

Young Londoners are the future of our community and our Brigade, and we are committed to supporting them.

What do we do?

Services for young Londoners 

Youth engagement is a top priority at London Fire Brigade, and we have a number of different programmes and initiatives to educate, inspire and build confidence. These include:

  1. Primary and secondary school fire safety education
  2. Fire Cadets
  3. The Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Service
  4. The Local Intervention Fire Education (LIFE) programme
  5. School visits at the London Fire Brigade Museum

Schools services

School visits

We believe the best way to keep Londoners safe is through fire safety education – and that starts primary school. Our dedicated Education Team and firefighters are here to help your children learn about home fire safety.

Visit the Schools pages
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Have fun and become your best

Fire Cadets – join the London Fire Brigade family

Our free, nationally recognised programme is a great way for young people to have fun, make friends, gain a qualification and develop their skills and confidence. Available to all young people, from age 11-8 – with volunteering opportunities for adults too.

Find out more about Fire Cadets
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For young people who need extra support

Local Intervention Fire Education (LIFE) 

A referral-only 4 or 5 day programme for 14–17-year-olds. This engaging, vocational experience for young people who need extra support and a new perspective. It's immersive, inspiring and can really change lives...

Learn about the LIFE programme
Fire Cadets training

For children who play with fire or who have set fires

Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Scheme

The Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Scheme works with children and young people – up to the age of 18 – who play with fire or who have set fires. If you know a child or young person you are concerned about, or you have spotted worrying signs, talk to us. Acting now can save lives.

Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Scheme
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School visits

School visits to the London Fire Brigade Museum

Bring the Great Fire of London to life for your class with a school visit. Ideal for KS1, we run special sessions where children can get hands-on with firefighting history, and get inspired by a professional storyteller who'll spark their imaginations retelling the dramatic days that changed London forever.

Visit our Museum pages

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