Aims & Objectives
To enable young people aged between 13 and 17 to integrate with the Fire Service.
- To improve communication between the Fire Service and the communities they serve.
- To develop better relationships between youths, the Fire Service and other emergency services.
- To promote self discipline, social consciousness and community awareness.
- To hopefully improve future recruitment to the emergency services.
- To increase fire and community safety awareness.
Appropriate Fire Service training is given to young people, usually between the ages of 13 and 17 years. Training includes operational drills, first aid, fire safety education, leadership and much more Young people:
- Form an interest in the Fire Service.
- Develop self confidence.
- Develop respect for their communities.
- Work as part of a team.
- Receive adult respect and support.Receive assistance with personal development by gaining qualifications.
South Wales Fire Service
The Young Firefighter scheme is a two year programme and is South Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s flagship youth activity. It is a uniformed cadet scheme run for young people both male and female, aged 13*-18. We have branches at 10 Fire Stations in South Wales. Young Firefighters have their own fire engine, and specially adapted equipment, which they use in specially outlined specific activities which mirror firefighting drills they will learn the skills used by Fire Fighters and will be trained to use the fire fighting equipment such as hoses, ladders and breathing apparatus.
Mid & West Wales Fire Service
Young Fighters was established at Morriston Fire Station. Twenty-four 13 to 14 year olds were recruited from local comprehensive schools in the area. Due to the success of the first branch, other schemes have been set up and at present there are ten branches throughout the Mid and West Wales Fire Service area.
North Wales Fire Service
The YFA (Young Firefighters Association) is a youth organisation run by Fire and Rescue Services, in partnership with the Fire Services Youth Training Association (FS-YTA), which is a registered charity staffed by dedicated professional youth workers.
The YFA is open to young people aged between the ages of 11 and 17 with 8 branches in North Wales