Lewisham Fire Cadets held their passing out parade on Thursday, 27th July at Lee Green Fire station.
As part of their ceremony cadets between the ages of 14 and 17 put on an impressive display by rushing out of a fire truck and rescuing some stranded people in the training tower. They put out the ‘fire’ with ladders and fire pumps.
The cadets have been awarded a BTEC Level 2 in Fire and Rescue Services in the Community and many received special awards for community service.
Councillor Alan Hall said: “I am particularly pleased as I asked the London Fire Brigade if they could establish a fire cadet unit in Lewisham which is now one of 16 units across London.
In the wake of the Grenfell Fire it is important to recognise the work of the London Fire Brigade and all our emergency services.
“The cadets receive a qualification and valuable skills for life and these young people are a credit to their families, our borough and the London Fire Brigade. It really does make you proud.”