Dorset's Fire Cadets are preparing to welcome their counterparts from France and Germany, this weekend, in a first of its kind Fire Cadet exchange.

Dorset Fire and Rescue Cadets and their instructors will welcome four cadets from France and three from Germany on Friday morning. Whilst in Dorset the cadets will have the opportunity to visit Streetwise, 'Go Ape' at Moors Valley Country Park, a tour of the Jurassic Coast and experience firefighter training at West Moors. To top the weekend off the Fire Cadets will be the guests of honour at a VIP barbecue at Weymouth Community Fire Station on Sunday lunchtime.

Chief Fire Officer Darran Gunter said: "We are really excited to be welcoming these international visitors to Dorset Fire and Rescue Service. The exchange programme they are taking part in is a wonderful opportunity for us all to celebrate the cultural diversity between our three communities, strengthen the ties between the twinning partnership and show the strong and proactive approach the modern fire and rescue service takes to working with young people."

He added: "Dorset Fire and Rescue Service takes pride in the work it undertakes with young people across the County. We encourage participation from all ages and backgrounds and are particularly encouraged by the success of our Fire Cadet scheme.  We regard them as ambassadors for the fire and rescue service and ask them to promote home and road safety with their families and friends."

The Fire Cadets from Cherbourg, France represent La Manche Fire Service. Whilst the German Fire Cadets come from Bremerhaven Fire and Rescue in northern Germany.

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Photo: Dorset Fire Cadets during their 20 week course


Posted July 24th, 2012 at 1045 by Andrew. Comment by emailing