Braidwood Central School welcomes its newest cadet firefighters


Twenty students from Braidwood Central School today celebrated their successful completion of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Secondary Schools Cadet Program.

NSW RFS Lake George Acting Zone Manager Inspector Phil Paterson congratulated the graduating students for their dedication and enthusiasm throughout the one week course.

“As well as examining fire behaviour, the students have learned essential fire safety techniques and gained an appreciation of the work that emergency services do every day across the state,” Inspector Paterson said.

“The course teaches young people about the important contribution firefighters make to the local community, provides them with firefighting skills and fire behaviour knowledge and instills values such as teamwork, leadership and confidence.”

Inspector Paterson thanked Braidwood Central School for offering the NSW RFS Secondary Schools Cadet Program to its students for a twelfth year.

“It is fantastic to see such genuine enthusiasm for this program which continues to grow each and every year.

“I would like to thank Principal Nerida Mosely and her staff for their ongoing support,” Inspector Paterson said.

“I would also like to thank the Lake George Zone volunteers and staff who helped deliver the program under the direction of cadet coordinator Chris McGrath.

"NSW RFS members enjoy working with schools and communities to ensure that everyone is as well prepared as possible for the very real threat of fire and the Service is proud to pass on the ideals of community service, dedication and teamwork to the next generation.”

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