Fire Cadets Award One Modules


  • Introduction to Fire Cadets
  • Health and Safety
  • Station Tour
  • Science of Fire
  • Home Fire Safety
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Escape Plans

Service Delivery

  • Functions and Responsibilities
  • Structure
  • Response
  • Equipment
  • Appliances

Prevention and Protection

  • Protection
  • Prevention
  • Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Malicious Calls
  • Deliberate Fire-setting

Operational Drills

  • Hose, Hydrants and Associated Equipment
  • Ladders
  • Pumping and Light Portable Pumps (LPP)
  • Breathing Apparatus
  • Knots and Lines
  • Radio Procedures
  • Squad Drill

Fire Cadets Award One provides the young person with a brief understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all aspects of the Fire Service, and of firefighter drills.

Once this has been achieved then the ‘Fire Cadets Award One Certificate of Achievement’ and badge can then be awarded to fully recognise the achievements of the Fire Cadets.


Cadets need to review their own performance within three operational team activities during Award One. Photographs can be used to support their evidence to help identify what they have been doing.

Social Action

Social Action can help address social problems that are important in your communities. This can include volunteering, fundraising, putting on or taking part in a community event, or simple neighbourly acts, and can improve people’s confidence and skills. Fire Cadet you must participate in at least three successful Social Action activities which will form part of UKFC Fire Cadets Award One.

External Accreditation

Fire Cadets aim to support the requirements expected by external accreditation bodies’ including, but not exclusively, BTEC, ASDAN, Duke of Edinburgh Award and Duke of Westminster. The Fire Cadets Award One has been cross mapped to the BTEC Level 2 Award in Fire and Rescue Services in the Community and successful completion equates to Unit One of the BTEC Award.

Fire Cadets who do not complete the workbooks may be issued a Certificate of Participation at the discretion of the local service.

Further information can be obtained from your Fire Cadet Lead Officer