Congratulations to graduating Arndell Anglican College cadets


Twenty students from Arndell Anglican College in Oakville have graduated from the RFS Secondary School Cadet Program today, after successfully completing the 13-week course.

RFS Superintendent Peter Marshall said the program is the ideal way to introduce young people to the important role volunteer firefighters play within communities.

“These cadets have completed a program that has given them skills which will last a lifetime,” Superintendent Marshall said.

“As well as examining fire behaviour, the students were taught essential fire safety techniques and gained an appreciation of the work our emergency services do every day in this state.

“The cadet program also offers students the opportunity to experience first-hand the commitment and camaraderie that comes with volunteering.”

Superintendent Marshall said the Arndell Anglican College has offered the RFS Secondary School Cadet Program to its students since 2016.

“It is great to see genuine enthusiasm for this important community based program and hope it now continues as part of the school’s curriculum for years to come,” he said.

“In addition to our RFS members, I would also like to extend a special thanks to the Principal, teachers and staff from Arndell Anglican College for helping to make this program such a success.”

Superintendent Marshall also paid tribute to the volunteers and staff from the Hawkesbury District who facilitated the course.

"RFS members thoroughly enjoy working closely with schools and communities to ensure that everyone is as well prepared as possible for the very real threat of fire. Firefighters cannot do it alone,” he said.

“The Service is proud to pass on the ideals of community service, dedication and teamwork to the next generation and also hopefully gain some more RFS volunteers within our brigades.”

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