Fire Cadets

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is limiting non-essential contact with the public to help control the spread of Coronavirus and ensure our teams continue to be available to respond to emergencies.

In light of this, we have taken the decision to temporarily postpone all non-essential activities, including the Fire Cadets programme. We will update you as the situation progresses at rbfrs.co.uk/coronavirus 


Fire Cadets is a youth initiative run by firefighters, with educational support from RBFRS’s Prevention department. Working as a team, Fire Cadets take part in practical and theoretical fire service activities, including hose drills, breathing apparatus procedures and fire safety awareness sessions. The scheme also teaches young people essential life skills such as self-discipline, confidence and leadership.

The courses are held at Crowthorne and Whitley Wood Fire Station on Wednesday’s and Newbury and Maidenhead on Thursday’s between 7pm and 9pm. Each programme is run for a full academic year during term time only.

The contact details for the Fire Cadets Lead Instructors in each station are