National Fire Cadets


The National Fire Cadets is an educational youth organisation run by Fire and Rescue Services in partnership with the National Fire Chiefs Council.

The aim of the scheme is to create safer, stronger communities through developing an individual’s knowledge and awareness of their community to enhance citizenship skills.

The initiative provides an opportunity for young people between 13 and 18 to achieve nationally recognised qualifications such as a BTEC Level 2 in Fire and Rescue Services in the Community and vocational certificates of achievement in a variety of areas.

Young people are taught various skills including teamwork, problem solving and communication alongside enhanced life skills to strengthen their employability.

There are 8 units in North Wales- these are:

  • Amlwch
  • Menai Bridge
  • Chirk
  • Conwy
  • Llanfairfechan
  • Prestatyn
  • Pwllheli
  • Ruthin

Cadet units meet once a week on a weekday evening at their local fire station – below are their meeting nights:

Amlwch – Monday evening

Menai Bridge – Thursday evening

Conwy – Monday evening

Chirk – Thursday evening

Llanfairfechan - Wednesday evening

Prestatyn – Wednesday evening

Pwllheli – Wednesday evening

Ruthin – Thursday evening



North Wales Fire & Rescue Service is working hard to reopen the North Wales National Fire Cadet Units.

Due to COVID and implementing systems that keep staff and cadets safe, the Service are undertaking a phased return, unit by unit.

Numbers of cadets will be limited to 10 with a view that they complete a two year program.

Where there are spaces, recruitment will take place and be advertised.

Please check back here for the application form and instructions once we have started recruiting.

If you’d like more information about the Cadets, please click on the link


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