London Fire Brigade are currently recruiting Fire Cadets aged 14-17 and Adult Volunteers aged 18+ at units across London.

Fire Cadets is a free, nationally recognised programme offering young people between the ages of 14 and 17 the opportunity to gain a credible qualification as well as develop their personal skills. Cadets must be able to dedicate one night a week for a fire cadets meeting - Tuesday at the Harold Hill fire station or Thursday at the Barking and Dagenham fire station depending where you live. They will also have to be prepared to work in a team.

If you over the age of 18, you can apply to become a Volunteer Cadet Instructor. You will be expected to dedicate yourself once a week to volunteering - Tuesday at Harold Hill fire station or Thursday at Barking and Dagenham fire station depending where you live. To become a volunteer cadet instructor, you are required to have an interest in working with young people.

The 12-month Fire Cadet course is filled with learning fun and important skills. When finished, cadets will leave with the knowledge of firefighting techniques, first aid and casualty care, fire safety knowledge in the home and community as well as many more important skills that could prevent a tragic situation. Cadets will also have the opportunity to gain a BTEC Level 2 in Fire and Rescue Services in the Community.

To apply to become a Fire Cadet or Adult Volunteer click HERE

Jon Cruddas MP said:

"These are two fantastic opportunities for young people to involve themselves in their community in a positive and constructive way. The London Fire Brigade continue to serve and protect our streets and homes and are an incredible organisation to be involved with. I urge young people who are interested to apply."