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Call goes out to recruit new generation of Havering fire cadets

PUBLISHED: 11:00 03 August 2018

The Havering fire cadet class of 2018. Photo: LFB

The Havering fire cadet class of 2018. Photo: LFB

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Havering’s youngsters burning with ambition have the chance to ignite their own potential by signing up to this year’s fire cadet course.

Harold Hill fire station, based in Ashton Road, Harold Hill, is looking for youngsters interested in learning the skills to become a firefighter, by taking part in the next London Fire Brigade’s Fire Cadets programme.

The programme offers teenagers an opportunity to work alongside the London Fire Brigade (LFB), as well as work towards a BTEC Level 2 qualification in fire and rescue service.

Cadets are aged between 14 and 17 and work closely with other uniformed cadet organization’s and represent the London Fire Brigade at events.

Rachel Foster, Havering’s youth engagement officer for the LFB, said: “If you’re a young person who is up for a challenge, wants to be part of something new and exciting, someone who can learn new skills like problem solving and working as a team, become a positive role model and achieve what you never thought possible, apply now, spaces are limited!”

Raven is one of the cadets who graduated from the most recent programme, and she’s thrilled by the skills she’s learned since joining.

She said: “My time in cadets has been absolutely amazing – I have made new friends and it has definitely boosted my confidence.

“I have learned life skills and health and safety in the fire service .

“I have gained a lot of knowledge and skills being a part of cadets it is definitely a lot of fun and what’s better Is I’ve become apart of the LFB family.”

Adam Toy is one of the scheme’s graduates, and enjoyed his time as a cadet so much he went back for more – he is now the borough’s deputy assistant commissioner cadet.

He told the Recorder: “As an instructor there is one thing you notice, the young people that start the course are not the ones that leave.

“They have become even more respectful, confident and have gained a wider appreciation for the LFB and other emergency services.”

Havering’s Fire Cadets meet at Harold Hill fire station on Tuesday evenings from 6-9pm.

To apply for the September course, contact Rachel on 07342 026220 or email rachel.foster@london-fire.gov.uk.

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