Fire cadets

Are you aged 13 to 17?

By joining the fire cadets, you can:

  • find out how the fire service contributes to society and promotes fire safety
  • develop your personal safety and fire safety knowledge
  • improve your communication and leadership skills
  • develop your self-esteem and self-confidence
  • improve your self-discipline, social consciousness, and sense of community belonging
  • develop mentally, physically and morally
A fire cadet aims a hose

The fire cadets are a uniformed youth organisation designed to provide young people with free training and personal development opportunities in a safe and friendly environment.

If you live in Tyne and Wear, you can attend weekly meetings where you’ll enjoy activities like:

  • firefighting drills
  • team building exercises
  • learning about the fire and rescue service

You’ll also be able to:

  • represent the Fire and Rescue Service at ceremonial occasions and sports events
  • visit partner organisations
  • display your skills at open days, summer fairs and other events

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has 7 fire cadet units, which run at various locations from 6pm to 8pm:

Station Day
Byker Thursday
Gateshead Central Monday
Marley Park Monday
South Shields Thursday
Swalwell Wednesday
Tynemouth Monday
West Denton Tuesday


If you’re interested in joining, download the fire cadets application form (PDF: 790KB) or call us on 0191 444 1500 for more information.