Community Fire Cadets

Community Fire Cadets is a one year programme aimed at 14-year-olds who live in Greater Manchester.

The programme offers young people an opportunity to learn basic firefighting skills while working towards both accredited and non-accredited qualifications.

In addition to the qualifications, it is also a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, improve social skills, experience working as a team and improve all-round confidence.

We have cadet units located in a number of fire stations with uniformed and non-uniformed instructors who deliver the syllabus which is set out in modules and divided into topics making it more accessible to all styles of learning.

Young people will then have the opportunity to stay on with a cadet unit and become a Junior Instructor, with the further opportunity to become a Volunteer Instructor after the age of 18 years old.

Upcoming recruitment opportunities

The next courses will begin in November and stations that are recruiting for Fire Cadets include: Farnworth, Ramsbottom, Manchester, Hyde and Eccles.

Young people who are interested in getting involved will need to commit for two hours, once a week during an evening. The course runs during school term times with holiday breaks.

To get involved email your name, age and the town you live in to


or alternatively call:

Youth Engagement Programme Manager, Donna Vickers: 07800 613 100

Youth Engagement Programme Officer, Jane Mobey: 07734 275 755