CHESHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is seeking teenage boys and girls to become fire cadets.

The service is keen to recruit 13-15 year-olds to take part in the rewarding training scheme, which gives the chance to learn new personal and social skills and obtain a professional qualification.

Deputy chief fire officer for community risk reduction Mark Cashin said: “Being a cadet with the service is an excellent opportunity for young people and gives them the opportunity to develop personally as well as learning about self discipline and team work.”

As part of a continual training and development programme, cadets are given a free fire kit and uniform similar to that worn by firefighters, and will take part in a drill night one evening a week at their local station.

For more details phone Kevin Kelly on 01244 342449 or email