Tenterfield High School Rural Fire Service Cadets Graduate


In a graduation ceremony at Tenterfield High School today seven students were congratulated for completing the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Secondary Schools Cadet Program.

NSW RFS Team Manager, Superintendent Chris Wallbridge congratulated the students, describing them as a credit to their school and the local community.

"These young people have not only learnt valuable lessons about fire safety by completing the program, they have also shown great commitment and team work," Superintendent Wallbridge said.

"This is the second year that Tenterfield High School has conducted the program and it's great to see that it is growing in popularity. Tenterfield High School is a great example of a school that has really got behind the Cadet Program and is doing everything it can to encourage students to become volunteers."

Superintendant Wallbridge presented the cadets with their graduation certificates during a ceremony at Tenterfield High School.

"I would like to extend a special thanks to the local NSW RFS staff and volunteers who shared their skills and knowledge with these cadets, as well as the principal, teachers and staff from Tenterfield High School."

Superintendant Wallbridge said more than 3,000 students across the state had successfully completed the NSW RFS Secondary Schools Cadet Program since its launch six years ago.

"Through the Cadet Program, these students have been given an insight into the NSW RFS ideals of community service, dedication and team work, along with the rewards of volunteering.

"The Service is proud to pass on these traditions to the next generation through the Secondary Schools Cadet Program, and I'm pleased to hear many of these graduates intend to build on their new skills by joining their local NSW RFS brigade."

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