Fire Cadet Unit
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Bollington Fire Station is looking for enthusiastic young people
to join its Fire Cadet Unit
Station is keen to recruit young people aged between 13 and
18 years of age to take part in this rewarding scheme. Cadets
need to attend meetings every Wednesday from 6-8pm at the
Albert Road Fire Station and they don’t need to live in Bollington
to be part of the unit.
Apart from drill nights cadets also take part in additional
activities at weekends and during the school holidays, which
include residential stays, local camps and national camp
trips. They are also involved in fundraising activities for
the Firefighters Charity.
All Cheshire Fire Cadets get a free uniform and also a fire
kit, which is similar to that worn by firefighters, and the
evenings are free to attend, but there may be a small charge
Councillor David Topping, Chairman of Cheshire Fire Authority
said: "The cadet scheme is a fantastic initiative and
enables young people to make a real difference to their local
community by supporting the work of the firefighters."
CORRECTION: Note that the meeting day and
time were wrong when this page was first put up. The correct
times are shown below ...
Anyone interested should go along on any Wednesday evening
from 6-8pm, contact the Youth Engagement Office on 01606-868427 or email
For more information
Bollington cadets pictured (left) in front of the local engine.
They get training in the use of the tools carried on board.
Girls as well as boys can join the cadets. Safe ladder use
(above) is an important skill for the modern fireman.
out the modern sophisticated power tools available from the
lockers around the fire engine, usually specially designed
and developed for fire service use.
All pictures taken at Bollington Fire Station on a cadet