Fire cadets recruiting

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Enthusiastic youngsters have been encouraged to take part in a rewarding scheme led by Skegness Fire Station, helping them learn new skills, gain qualifications and develop greater self-confidence.

The station is hosting a recruitment drive for 13 to 16-year-olds looking to join its Fire Cadet programme on Friday, November 16 at 6.30pm.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service youth engagement manager Andy Payne has recommended the programme as a method of self-development.

He said: “This programme is designed to help develop young people’s skills and confidence through practical community projects and work experience.

“The primary focus here is team work within the community which supports our local neighbourhoods.”

Cadets don’t need to live in Skegness but must be free to attend a drill night at the station on Mondays from 7pm to 9pm.

Fire Cadet instructor, Daniel Vines, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity, which will help young people meet their full potential. So we are asking anyone between 13 and 16 years of age who would like to gain life skills, improve motivation, self confidence and be part of Skegness Fire Cadets to get in touch.”

Contact the station on 01754 898980 to find out more.