Securitas supports inaugural National Fire Cadets Games

24 August 2018

Fire Cadets from across the country put their skills to the test at the inaugural National Fire Cadet Games, at Crystal Palace Stadium on 18 – 19 August. Securitas was proud to support the event, hosted by London Fire Brigade (LFB) in partnership with the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and Essex County Fire & Rescue Services.

Cadet teams took part in a series of events and challenges, including rolling out hoses, tackling obstacle courses and climbing ladders against the clock in a bid to be crowned National Fire Cadet Champions.
 
The Fire Cadets programme is a unique opportunity for young people, from 11 – 17, to learn from fire brigades and gain a credible qualification. Over 12 months, Fire Cadets learn about fire safety in the home and community, basic first aid, what to do in an emergency and firefighter skills. The cadets also support LFB at open days and events. The programme is delivered by firefighters, non-operational Brigade staff and adult volunteers from the local community.
 
Shaun Kennedy, Director of Specialist Protective Services at Securitas UK commented: "As a trusted partner to London Fire Brigade (LFB), we were proud to support the National Fire Cadet Games. Fire Cadets is a nationally recognised youth engagement programme that offers young people the chance to gain valuable life skills and enhance their future prospects.
 
“It was a pleasure to watch the teams compete and many congratulations to the overall winners, Essex County Fire and Rescue.”
 
To find out more about Fire Cadets visit https://www.london-fire.gov.uk/community/young-people/fire-cadets/

Pictured above: The London team with a couple of members of the Securitas events team.