The Morphett Vale CFS brigade Cadets are aged between 14 and 18, they train every Wednesday night (apart from school holidays) and learn many of the same basic fire-fighting skills as our fire-fighters. Some of their training nights may include;
- Operating pumps
- Using fire hydrants and hoses
- Fire extinguishers
- Map reading
- First Aid
- Fun activities
- Excursions to other fire stations or agencies
Cadets are encouraged to attend a CFS Basic Fire-fighter 1 training course, this ensures that they meet the minimum level of training required for them to respond to emergency incidents. Between the age of 16 and 18 cadets will begin to transition to the fire-fighter training program, at the age of 18 they will no longer attend cadets and will have the opportunity to become a fire-fighter.
All cadets are issued with boots, protective clothing, helmets etc at no cost.
Cadet intakes are generally held once a year, and positions are limited, however to find out more about becoming a Morphett Vale CFS cadet please contact the brigade via email, or call the fire station on 8382 8489.