Corowa High School cadet firefighters celebrate graduation
Published Date: 12 Oct 2016
Nine students from Corowa High School are being congratulated today for their successful completion of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Secondary School Cadet Program.
Superintendent Nick Turner said the program is the ideal way to introduce young people to the important role volunteer fire fighters play within communities.
"These cadets have completed a ten week course that has given them skills which will last a lifetime,” Superintendent Turner said.
“As well as examining fire behaviour, the students have been 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 firsthand the commitment and camaraderie that comes with volunteering.”
Superintendent Turner said this is the first time Corowa High School has offered the NSW RFS Secondary School Cadet Program to its students.
“It’s great to see genuine enthusiasm for this important community based program.
“In addition to our NSW RFS members, I would also like to extend a special thanks to Principal Stuart Pearsall and staff from Corowa High School, for helping to make this program such a success.”
Superintendent Turner also paid tribute to the staff and volunteers from the Southern Border Team who facilitated the course.
"NSW 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. Fire fighters cannot do it alone.
“The Service is proud to pass on the ideals of community service, dedication and teamwork to the next generation.”
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