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Fire Cadets is a free, nationally recognised programme that offers young people the opportunity to gain a real qualification, and develop their confidence and personal skills. It's a bit like Scouts or Guides – only you'll gain real-world skills, make lots of new friends, learn to work as a team, and have a lot of fun along the way. And yes, you do get to have a go on a fire engine...
Meet real cadets, get an idea of what it's like, and see what's in it for you!
First and foremost, because it's really good fun. But there are lots of other reasons too:
You can join from age 11 as a Junior Fire Cadet*, and there are lots of development opportunities to aspire to, including Officer Cadets, Marine Cadets, join the Ceremonial Team, or apply to become a Fire Cadet Ambassador! Explore the Fire Cadet journey here.
Fill in our simple application form and we'll be in touch.
Cadets attend a local fire station one evening a week, working alongside Brigade and community volunteers.
You can currently join Fire Cadets in Bromley, Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Brent, Croydon, Hackney, Haringey, Havering, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Westminster.
*Junior Fire Cadets is a programme in Barking and Dagenham and Bromley and will be available from early 2020.