Fire cadets – Inspires and empowers young people to be the best they can be

30 May 2022

What is Fire Cadets?

Fire Cadets is a nationally recognised programme which offers young people aged 13 to 17 the opportunity to gain essential social, life, work and wellbeing skills, including a BTEC Level 2 qualification and develop their confidence and personal skills.  

Fire Cadets provides fun and challenging opportunities for young people to reach their full potential contributing to safer, stronger and healthier communities. 

Could you be a Volunteer Fire Cadet Instructor?

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service are looking for volunteers to lead and instruct the delivery of the Programme, organise and provide administrative support to the Cadets and your colleagues, and communicating with the Fire Cadet Team Leader at Sandown.

We are looking for adults (over 18) to lead the unit and instruct the young people.  We will train the Volunteer Instructors to deliver the programme which does include learning to deliver firefighting drills, teamwork, problem solving, social action, etc but you do not need to have any prior experience of firefighting.  You need to have an interest in developing young people to reach their potential so any prior experience of working with young people is welcomed.

The sessions will run in Sandown and will be held on Monday evenings.  We are planning to open another unit next year on the other side of the island.

For further information, applicants can contact the Fire Cadet Manager on 07918 887578 or Fire Cadet Lead on 07918 887541 or email  Otherwise, they can apply using this link

Volunteer Fire Cadet Instructor HIWFRS9749.

Further details including responsibilities are here: Volunteer Fire Cadet Instructor for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service | Isle of Wight Volunteer Centre (