London Fire Cadets Programme

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0127
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

After visiting the excellent Fire Cadets in Croydon, would you support me in trying to establish a Fire Cadets programme in Sutton?

Answer

Answer for London Fire Cadets Programme

Answer for London Fire Cadets Programme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Fire Cadets were introduced in 2013 in four London boroughs.  This has grown to 12 boroughs in 2016/17. 

The London Fire Brigade is keen to extend Fire Cadets across London over the next 5-10 years.

The establishment of a Fire Cadet unit in a new borough is dependent upon securing external funding to enable the course to run for one year and, additionally, the potential for the unit to run sustainably going forward.

LFB is continually looking at the feasibility of setting up new Fire Cadet units in partnership with local stakeholders and would welcome support to do so in Sutton.