Graduation celebrations for Queanbeyan High School cadet firefighters


Twenty-three students from the Queanbeyan High School have been congratulated by NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Lake George Manager Superintendent Tim Carroll for their successful completion of the NSW RFS Secondary School Cadet Program.

Superintendent Carroll said the program introduces young people to the important role that volunteer firefighters play within communities.

"These cadets have completed a nine week course that has provided them with skills and knowledge which will last a lifetime,” Superintendent Carroll said.

“As well as studying fire behaviour, the students have been taught essential fire safety techniques and gained an appreciation of the work our emergency services undertake every day across the state.

“I congratulate the Queanbeyan High School cadets on their achievement and encourage them to put their newfound knowledge and skills to good use by joining the NSW RFS as a volunteer.”

Superintendent Carroll said the cadet program also offers students the opportunity to experience firsthand the commitment and camaraderie that comes with volunteering.

“It’s great to see genuine enthusiasm for this important community based program and I would like to thank Queanbeyan High School Principal Jennifer Green for offering the course again to students, and hope it will be a continuing part of the curriculum for many years to come,” Superintendent Carroll said.

“I would also like to thank the members of the Lake George Zone who helped facilitate the course.

“NSW RFS members thoroughly enjoy working with schools and communities to ensure everyone is as well prepared as possible for the very real threat of fire and the Service is proud to pass on the ideals of community service, dedication and teamwork to the next generation.”

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