Young people in North Dorset are being encouraged to apply to become a Fire Cadet.
The scheme - run by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service - will run on Monday nights from January to July 2018 at Blandford fire station.
The course is designed to be fun, but it also challenges and develops the participants by getting them to:
- Work within a team environment
- Gain self-esteem and self-confidence
- Improve communication skills
- Adopt a new set of personal values
- Understand the importance of safety issues and the consequences of anti-social behaviour
- Learn about fire and road safety
- Consider their community and/or a local charity
- Develop practical skills
- Improve levels of fitness
- Create or add to a portfolio of achievements
Those involved will also get a BTEC qualification at the end.
Marianne Gerety, the Youth Intervention Coordinator for Dorset, said: “Our Fire Cadet programme has shown itself to develop practical and social skills and improve confidence; it’s also an excellent starting point for young adults interested in life as a firefighter.”
It is expected that the programme will be popular and there will be an application and interview process to gain a place.
You can register an expression of interest by email to Marianne Gerety -firstname.lastname@example.org