Quirindi High School cadet firefighters celebrate graduation


Nineteen students from Quirindi High School were congratulated today by NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Assistant Commissioner Stuart Midgley AFSM for their successful completion of the NSW RFS Secondary School Cadet Program.

Assistant Commissioner Midgley said the program is the ideal way to introduce young people to the important role volunteer firefighters play within communities.

"The cadets have completed a 10-week course that has given them skills which will last a lifetime,” Assistant Commissioner Midgley 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.”

Assistant Commissioner Midgley said this is the third time Quirindi High School has offered the NSW RFS Secondary School Cadet Program to its students.

“It is great to see genuine enthusiasm for this important community based program and I hope it will continue as a permanent fixture in the school curriculum,” Assistant Commissioner Midgley said.

“In addition to our NSW RFS members, I would also like to extend a special thanks to the principal and staff from Quirindi High School, for helping to make this program such a success.”

Assistant Commissioner Midgley also paid tribute to the staff and volunteers from the Liverpool Range Zone 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,” Assistant Commissioner Midgley said.

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

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