South Wales Fire and Rescue Service - Fire Cadets - Children and young people's activities

What we do

Fire Cadets is an exciting youth engagement programme offering young people the opportunity to engage with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) and gain a credible qualification and life skills they can use in the workplace.

Fire Cadets gives young people the opportunity to:

• Enhance key citizenship skills and build confidence.
• Develop transferable, practical skills for future training or employment.
• Gain a nationally recognised BTEC qualification.
• Play supportive roles in their local community and develop positive peer relationships.
• Attend a local fire station one evening a week, work alongside SWFRS
• Represent SWFRS at prestigious events.
• Increase knowledge of community fire safety and empower them to educate family and friends.

Who do we support

Do you know any young people (age 13 - 16) who are:
• Struggling academically or socially?
• Unsure of their future?
• Practically or vocationally inclined?
• Interested in the fire service?

The Fire Cadets’ programme inspires and equips them for the future. To make a referral contact us using the e-mail address.

Is there a charge to use this service?


Can anyone use this service?

Application Form available at SWFRS Website

Service details for this children and young people's activities

Language: Bilingual

  • Can support children with disabilities / additional needs? Yes Please contact to discuss your child(s) needs further. Staff have Disability Awareness, Inclusion, Neurodiversity and Delayed Learning Development training.
    Children with a physical disability will need a risk assessment carried out by our team.
    Within our group we have a lot of experience with neurodivergent children as well as those with delayed learning development.
  • Relevant staff have a valid current DBS? Yes

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  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Access by ramps/level access

 Opening times

One evening per week between 6.30pm and 8.30pm