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SIX young people are celebrating after completing a Community Fire Cadets course with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS).
Community Fire Cadets is a two year programme aimed at 14 to 17-year-olds who live in Greater Manchester.
The programme offers young people an opportunity to learn basic firefighting skills while working towards an accredited and nationally recognised qualification, Edexcel Level 2 BTEC in Fire and Rescue Service’s in the Community.
On the evening of Thursday, March 17, the fire cadets who have completed a programme at Rochdale Community Fire Station were presented with certificates by Station Manager Mark Doggett.
On the back row from left to right:
Instructor David Nelson, Adam Bamford, Abubaqar Mohammed, SM Mark Doggett, Callum Smart, Oliver Bowman, Instructor Ben Foster
Front row from left to right:
Abigail Graham, Jaroah Khurram, YEC Sarah Swindells
GMFRS Youth Engagement Co-ordinator, Sarah Swindells, said: “Along with the framed certificate to recognise completion of the course, the six young people who started their programme in September 2014 also achieved a portfolio of certificates. These include BTEC Level 2 Award in Fire and Rescue Services in the Community, Heartstart and GMFRS skills certificates in Working with Others and Problem Solving.”
To find out more about GMFRS’ Community Fire Cadets course visit: http://manchesterfire.gov.uk/community/youth-engagement/community-fire-cadets/
Cadets based at Hollins Community Fire Station are currently carrying out a community project which will see them walk the Yorkshire Three Peaks on Saturday, April 2, 2016 to raise money for Dr Kershaw's Hospice in Oldham.
The group has set up a Just Giving page if anyone wishes to make a donation to support the cause: http://www.justgiving.com/Hollins-Fire-Cadets