Fire cadets set to start in town

South Holland is to get its first branch of the Fire Cadets at Spalding Fire Station.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Fire Cadets will offer young people aged 12 to 17 in the area the opportunity to learn essential fire safety skills, firefighting skills and get involved in community based activities.

A Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue statement says participation also “aims to actively encourage young people to build a safer community and reduce anti-social behaviour through good citizenship”.

Once a cadet has been a member for two years, they can move on to new opportunities within the unit, including becoming a junior instructor to help the specialist instructors manage and run their unit.

There have been long-running schemes in Skegness, Lincoln and Boston.

The Spalding arm is to start soon but a date has not yet been set.

To register an interest contact Deputy Community Fire Safety Manager James Baker on 01522 554024 or email

Applicants can complete an application form and will then be invited to attend an interview.

Once accepted, they will receive various pieces of uniform which will allow them to parade in and also undertake firefighting activities.

The groups meet weekly, with demos, lectures, drills and presentations.

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