ELLESMERE Port Fire Station is recruiting fire cadets to its unit and is looking for enthusiastic young people to join.

The station is keen to recruit young people aged between 13 and 18 to take part in the scheme.

Cadets attend meetings for a drill night from 7pm and 9pm at the fire station on Wellington Road.

Young people don’t need to live in Ellesmere Port to be part of the unit.

Apart from the weekly meetings, cadets also take part in additional activities at weekends and during the school holidays, which include residential stays, national camp trips and international charity missions.

They are also involved in fundraising activities for the Firefighters Charity and the Royal British Legion.

All Cheshire fire cadets get a free uniform and a fire kit, which is similar to that worn by firefighters, from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and the evenings are free to attend, but there may be a small charge towards refreshments.

Kevin Kelly, cadet manager for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service 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.

“I would encourage any young people to become a fire cadet with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.

“By going along any cadet evening you can find out what being a fire cadet is all about and hopefully get involved.”

For more information visit the website www.cheshirefire.gov.uk or contact the station on 0151 355 3333. Alternatively email cadet08@cheshirefire.gov.uk