Fire Cadet Challenge
What does the Fire Cadet challenge involve?
Many fire and rescue services across the UK have Fire Cadets.
This year, we’re delighted to give several cadets the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment and casualty care skills, alongside firefighters, in this national competition.
The confidence-boosting challenge is designed to develop the cadets’ personal life skills as well as show how they would look after someone who’s been injured. It’s open to all Fire Cadets aged 16 to 18.
There’s one place each for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, two for England and one for West Midlands Fire Service who are hosting this year’s Festival of Rescue.
The competition will run on Saturday 1 October and involves teams of three cadets undertaking two scenarios each.
Standard challenge: One casualty with simple injuries and one bystander.
Complex challenge: Two casualties, one needing resuscitation and the other with simple injuries. The teams have nine minutes to give casualty care and one minute to explain to an assessor what they found and the treatment they gave.
Fire Cadet Challenge Venue
The Fire Cadet Casualty Challenges are taking place at our main festival site, Smithfield.
Challenge Timetable for the 30th Sept
|Team Name||Registration time||Run Off|
|Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service||10:50||10:55||Standard|
|West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service||11:15||11:20|
|South Wales Fire & Rescue Service||11:40||11:45|
|Tyne and Wear Fire & Rescue Service||12:05||12:10|
|Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service||12:30||12:35|
|South Wales Fire & Rescue Service||13:45||14:00||Complex|
|Tyne and Wear Fire & Rescue Service||14:10||14:25|
|Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service||14:45||14:50|
|Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service||15:10||15:15|
|West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service||15:35||15:40|