Fire cadets

Norfolk fire cadet units provide insight into working within a uniformed service. This exciting and unique opportunity is for young people aged between 13 and 17.

Cadets will be able to develop both their personal and social skills including self-discipline, teamwork and citizenship. The three units in Norfolk are in:

  • Wymondham
  • Diss
  • Hunstanton 

What cadets do

As a cadet, young people have the opportunity to learn the basic skills of a firefighter while participating in a wide range of activities in and around their local fire station. Our cadet units are run by operational firefighters, giving young people the opportunity to learn professional skills firsthand.

What does being a fire cadet mean?

As a fire cadet, you will be treated as a young firefighter. Provided with your own uniform, you will be expected to attend a weekly drill night at your local fire station. Here you will learn many of the skills of a firefighter and work towards a number of awards while having fun and making new friends. You will be expected to show a certain amount of discipline and commitment, just like a firefighter.

Life as a cadet 

In addition to weekly activities at your local fire station there are sometimes opportunities during weekends and school holidays; such as outdoor activities, camps and social trips. Our cadet groups play an important role in the community. Cadets take part in community events and help with our community safety strategy.

Contact us

If you are interested in becoming a cadet or just want to learn more, please get in touch via our form:


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