Meningie Country Fire Service    


SA Country Fire Service (CFS) accepts young men and women aged between 11-18 years to be cadets. At 16 years you have a choice - you can talk with your Brigade Captain and decide if you want to remain as a cadet OR join the Senior Brigade in non-operational support OR become an operational firefighter.
Cadets do a whole stack of activities which may include:

  • The introduction to basic firefighting course firefighter training, pump operations, hose work, ride on the trucks, use the radios, search and rescue but it doesn´t stop there.
  • Community activities street parades, attending local events, helping out on community projects and fundraising events.
  • Fun activities camps with up to 100 young people, special activities, state firefighting competitions, mini-camps, go-karting, movies the list goes on.
  • Other related activities maybe start your Duke of Edinburgh Award or make your training part of your SACE.

Cadets not only do firefighting training but they also get to do a whole heap of different activities.

Most cadet programs do not have a joining fee or any associated membership costs (although some cadet programs might charge a small fee each week to put back into cadet activities).

Cadets are provided with their uniform or PPE (personal protective equipment) made up of overalls, helmet, goggles and gloves. Some Brigades do not provide footwear for cadets. It is the responsibility of the cadet to ensure they wear the right footwear (covered in and sturdy).

The leaders of cadet programs are police checked in order to hold their positions; abide by the Child Protection Policy incorporating an adult leader code of conduct; receive training in working with young people and abide by the ratios of 1:5 for operational training - 1:2 for live fire training and always have a minimum of two leaders present at training.

For more information about joining the Meningie CFS Cadet program please contact the Brigade Captain.




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