If you have a hearing impairment or struggle to communicate verbally you can contact the emergency services via text  – register now by texting “register” to 999 and follow instructions – or download the NGT Lite App from Apple App store or Google Play

close alert bar

Join our Fire Cadets

Bedfordshire Fire Cadets are open to all young people aged between 13
and 18 years old (school years 9-13). Fire Cadets gain an excellent knowledge
of the Fire and Rescue Service and learn the skills that our Firefighters use
to save lives and protect the public such as running out hose, climbing ladders
and first aid.

Fire Cadets are treated like Firefighters with their own uniform and are expected to show discipline and commitment. They have the opportunity to train with operational Firefighters, providing an exciting and unique insight into what modern Firefighting is all about and the opportunity to develop both personal and social skills by promoting self-discipline, team work and citizenship.

Like Firefighters, Fire Cadets also play an important role in their community by delivering advice on home fire safety, water safety, road safety and arson prevention as well as supporting local initiatives and charities.

Fire Cadets meet once a week from 7pm– 9pm during school term time at Leighton Buzzard Community Fire Station, Luton Community Fire Station, Kempston Community Fire Station and Sandy Community Fire Station. For details on days, timings or any further information about the scheme please use the below contact email.

For more information or to express an interest in joining Cadets please contact the Youth Team: youthteam@bedsfire.gov.uk

Beds Fire


Get safety messages and emergency news straight to your phone or inbox.

Register now