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All for one and one for all. Sarah Baker, Lesley McGuire, Lorraine Donner and Polly Crocker worked together to create a Fire Cadet Programme for young people in the local community.

Sarah Baker and Lesley McGuire are a shining example of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service’s Principles and Behaviours, demonstrating passion and innovation to kick start a rewarding Fire Cadet programme.

This programme has brought together individuals from different backgrounds and taught them new skills.

The Fire Cadet candidates complete four modules with six elements, including three social action projects. Each module contains practical and theory exercises. The candidates are provided with a uniform and work alongside the North East Lincolnshire Public Safety Team and Operational Crews to gain qualifications in First Aid and BTEC.

Lorraine Donner and Polly Crocker, who work for Children’s Services, supported the Fire Cadet Programme and attended every single week to volunteer their help. They have been instrumental in to the success of the programme.

The candidates have pushed their own boundaries by learning about the roles of others in the community and how they play a vital part in society.

A Fire Cadet candidate said,

“I joined the Fire Cadet programme to overcome my fears. I can say that I have done this. The programme has been incredibly rewarding for me. I have always been limited by my fears and I have pushed these away, especially through the support of my instructors.”

Sarah Baker, Lesley McGuire, Polly Crocker and Lorraine Donner have worked very hard to support the Fire Cadet Programme, giving up their own time to ensure each candidate enjoys their journey and gains the experience they need for the future.