Firefighting skills & education for Griffith cadets


More than 4,000 students have completed the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Secondary Schools Cadet Program since it began and today they were joined by nine more young cadets.

A collection of dedicated Year 11 students from Wade High School in Griffith have had their hard work recognised at a graduation ceremony held in their honour today.

NSW RFS Region South Manager, Chief Superintendent Ken Hall congratulated the students, describing them as an inspiration to other students at the school as well as their local community.

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

"This is the second time that students from Wade High School have participated in the Program and it is extremely rewarding to see these students continuing to show such enthusiasm for the course.

"Wade High School has been a great supporter of our Cadet Program and the Principal, Mr Ken Chalmers, deserves credit for encouraging students to learn about fire safety and gain new skills in the process.

Chief Superintendent Hall paid tribute to the NSW RFS volunteers and staff from the Griffith and Murrumbidgee areas who helped to successfully deliver the Program.

"The Service is proud to pass on the ideals of community service, dedication and teamwork to the next generation through the Secondary School Cadet Program.

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