The SA Country Fire Service (CFS) accepts young men and women aged between 11 and 18 years to become Cadet Firefighters. Once cadets turn 16 years of age they have a choice to remain as a cadet, become an operational firefighter or join the senior brigade in a non-operational role. Brigade Captains and Cadet Leaders will be able to help with this decision.

What do cadets do?

Cadet Firefighters do a whole stack of activities including:

Learning basic fire fighting skills, hose work, riding on trucks in non-emergency role, pump operations and radio communications

Community activities such as attending local events

Helping out with community projects and fundraising events

Fun activities including camps, competitions and movies

Other activities including starting your Duke of Edinburgh Award and linking your training to your school studies

Information for parents/guardians

The CFS has been running successful cadet programs for many years. Some of the current leaders within the CFS were cadets themselves and have worked their way through the organisation. The CFS cadet movement is about building a foundation for future membership in the CFS, but it is also about developing youth in the local community through skill and social development.

You can find more information at CFS Cadets Program