YOUNG fire cadets from West Cheshire College were presented with their badges by Council Leader Cllr Mike Jones at a ceremony to mark their success.
As fire cadets the young people have worked alongside Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service as volunteers, performed home safety assessments, completed first aid training, learned about fire fighting, equipment and appliances.
Tutor Keith Roberts said: "This course is a great opportunity to work alongside the first service and teaches them numerous valuable skills.
"While it doesn’t guarantee entry into the fire service, part of the course does involve understanding the application process and show them other careers paths within the fire service aside from fire fighting.
"It’s also recognised by other employers who have their own fire services, including industry and the military."
John Salt of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Although we have cadet units attached to all of our Fire Stations this is the first ‘outreach’ project of its kind in Cheshire West and Chester.
"As a key member of the Local Strategic Partnership we are committed to providing young people with positive activities and have really welcomed the chance to join forces with the local authority and West Cheshire College to help provide this exciting learning opportunity."