Fire cadets

Are you aged between 13 and 17 and want a new challenge?

Norfolk Fire Cadet units provide an insight into working within a uniformed service, providing an exciting and unique opportunity to develop both personal and social skills by promoting self-discipline, team work and citizenship.

What we 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 fire fighters, giving the young people the opportunity to learn first-hand the skills they need by the professionals.

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 many opportunities during weekends and school holidays; such as outdoor activities, camps and social trips.  Many of our cadet groups play an important role in the community with cadets taking part in community events, as well as assisting with our community safety strategy.

Cadets in my area

Norfolk Fire and Rescue service were the first service in the UK to set up the fire cadet scheme in 1984, and as a result we have 3 well established fire cadet units around the county in;

  • Wymondham
  • Diss
  • Hunstanton

If you are interested in becoming a cadet, or just want to learn more, please email