NSW RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons congratulated the students, describing
them as a credit to their school and the local community.
"These 18 young people have not only learnt valuable lessons about fire
safety by completing the program, they have also shown great commitment and team
work," Commissioner Fitzsimmons said.
"This is the first time Belmont High School students have participated in
the program, students from year nine have been given the valuable lessons about
fire behaviour and safety as well as leadership skills which will assist
student's right through their lives"
Commissioner Fitzsimmons presented the cadets with their graduation
certificates during a ceremony at Belmont 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 Belmont High School."
Commissioner Fitzsimmons 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 18
students have been given an insight into the NSW RFS
ideals of community service, dedication and team work, along with the rewards of
"The Service is proud to pass on those 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