Sheffield firefighters host visit by sea cadets

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Firefighters have been visited by a group of young sea cadets eager to find out more about the role the fire service plays in keeping local people safe.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue’s Central fire station hosted the visit of more than 20 members of Sheffield Sea Cadets.

The cadets learned more about the role of a firefighter, the equipment they use and also visited the service’s 999 control room.

Fire officers say visits like this are vital for teaching young people about the work of the fire service and ensuring safety messages are passed on to parents and peers.

Watch Manager Nicola Hobbs, said: “Young people can be vital ambassadors for our work, so it’s important that we find ways of giving them an insight into the role of the fire service from an early age. We also know that children are one of the best ways of ensuring safety messages, such as the importance of working smoke alarms, are passed on to parents.”

Sheffield Sea Cadets is part of a nationwide network of cadet units which has been giving young people training, skills and experiences on a naval theme since the first unit was established in 1854 in Kent.