Most people probably don’t have much contact with their local fire service, but they probably do have a lot of respect for firefighters. That was the same for me, and when I found out about the Fire Cadets I couldn’t wait to get involved. It’s for young people aged 13‐17 to learn more about the Fire Service, improve communication between the Fire Service and the community, and increase fire and community safety awareness. As a volunteer Young Firefighter, I help at community events and I’m a trained first aider. When I was on a plane recently and a man was taken ill, my first aid skills helped to save his life.
I’m also part of the youth organisation Young Dragons/Dreigiau Ifanc, where I’ve volunteered as a marshal and fundraiser at local and national motor rallies and marathons. We also get involved in environmental clean ups, bag‐packing for charities, and spending time with local elderly residents.
As a Fire Cadet and a Young Dragon, I’ve learnt vital new skills, become part of a team and made loads of new friends, and it’s helped me think about my future career options – all the while making my community a nicer place to live for everyone.