July 2021

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Fire Cadets and the LiFE Project

What is the National Fire Cadets Scheme?

Fire Cadets is a nationally recognised educational programme open to young people aged from 14 to 17 years old

  • it supports young people to make a positive contribution to society
  • it provides an opportunity to learn about, engage with and experience the fire and rescue service
  • it enables young people to gain skills, knowledge and positive experiences in a fun, safe and secure environment
  • it supports young people to develop life skills, increase confidence and raise self-esteem
  • it inspires young people to make positive life choices for their future

Download the leaflet for more information

They are currently recruiting for new cadets to join their units and any enquiries please email: HFRS.Youth@hertfordshire.gov.uk 

What is the LiFE Project

The LiFE Project is a 5 day intensive course delivered by specially trained firefighters at fire stations across Hertfordshire.

Around 10-14 young people attend the week long course and take part in a series of specially designed challenges to address anti-social behaviours. The young people work
on improving their team skills, discipline and confidence.

Who is the LiFE course aimed at?

The course is for young people between the ages of 13-17 years of age who usually fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Received exclusions from school either permanently or temporarily
  • Problems at home or school
  • Easily led
  • Persistent offending/antisocial behaviours
  • Lack of self-esteem/confidence
  • Lack of rules/boundaries
  • Anger issues/confrontational
  • Victim of bullying/crime
  • History with fire

Download the leaflet for more information

LiFE courses currently planned for 2021 are:




Fire Station

Course Dates

Induction Evening
(dates may change)

October 2021


St Albans

4th - 8th October 2021

22nd September 2021




18th - 22nd October 2021

6th October 2021

November 2021



22nd - 26th November 2021

10th November 2021

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