Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service

Our Mission: Safer Stronger Communities - Safe Effective Firefighters.

What is Fire Cadets?

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service currently run the National Fire Cadets Programme in a number of fire stations across Merseyside for 13-18 year olds (NB. young people must be 13-16 when recruited).

The aim of the Fire Cadets is to enable young people to gain skills, knowledge and positive experiences in a fun, safe and secure environment, whilst developing life skills and inspiring young people to make positive life choices about their futures.

Activities include: Practical Firefighting Drills, Fire Safety Awareness, Promoting Community Engagement, Fundraising, First Aid Awareness, Road Safety Awareness, Water Safety Awareness, Team-building Activities.

Cadets will also work towards gaining certification and accreditation.

There are currently 5 Fire Cadet units in Merseyside:

  • Wirral – Wallasey Fire Station (Thursdays 6-8pm)
  • St Helens – Parr Stocks Fire Station (Tuesdays 6-8pm)
  • Sefton – Bootle/Netherton Fire Station (Wednesdays 6-8pm)
  • Liverpool – Croxteth Fire Station (Tuesdays 6.15 – 8.45pm)
  • Liverpool – Kirkdale Fire Station (Tuesdays 3-5pm) NB. This unit is for students from Archbishop Blanch School only

If you are interested in the Fire Cadets, or want more information, please contact Suzy Tosi-Nile on 0151 296 6451 or email

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