Fire Cadets

What are Fire Cadets?

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

The aim of the Fire Cadets is to enable young people to gain skills, knowledge and have positive experiences in a fun, safe and secure environment, while 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 also work towards gaining certification and accreditation.

See some of our recent Cadets' activities here

There are currently seven Fire Cadet units in Merseyside:

  • Wirral – Wallasey Fire Station (Thursdays 6-8pm)
  • St Helens – St Helens Fire Station (Tuesdays 6-8pm)
  • Sefton – Bootle & Netherton Fire Station (Wednesdays 6-8pm)
  • Liverpool – Croxteth Fire Station (Tuesdays 6.15–8.45pm)
  • Knowsley - All Saints School (Wednesdays 3.15-5.15pm)
  • Liverpool – Abbots Lea SEN School (Mondays 10.30am-12.30pm)
  • Sefton - Southport Fire Station (Wednesdays 6-8pm)

If you are interested in the Fire Cadets, or want more information, please call 0151 296 4000 or email