Kincumber High School cadet firefighters celebrate graduation

Summary

Fourteen students from Kincumber High School have been congratulated for their successful participation in the NSW RFS Secondary School Cadet Program.

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Central Coast Manager Superintendent Paul Jones said the program is the ideal way to introduce young people to the important role volunteer firefighters play within communities.

"The nine-week course completed by the cadets has provided them with skills and knowledge which will last well into the future,” Superintendent Jones 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 across the state.

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

“This is the first group of graduating cadets from Kincumber High School,” Superintendent Jones said.

“It’s exciting to see genuine enthusiasm for this important community based program and I hope it will continue as part of the curriculum for many years to come.

“In addition to our NSW RFS members, I would also like to extend a special thanks to the principal and staff from Kincumber High School.”

Superintendent Jones also paid tribute to the volunteers and staff 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,” Superintendent Jones said.

“The Service is proud to pass on the ideals of community service, dedication and teamwork to the next generation.”

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