The Duke of Edinburgh Scheme
Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service Fire Cadets are enrolled on to the Bronze award of the Duke of Edinburgh. To achieve the Bronze award they will need to complete four sections.
- Physical Section - This section consists of a minimum of one hour per week over a six month period. During this period, Fire Cadets will improve their individual fitness in order to be able to carryout the expectations of a Firefighter on the fire ground.
- Expedition Section - This section is completed during the Fire Cadets annual summer camp.
- Volunteering Section - This section consists of a minimum of one hour per week over a three month period. The Fire Cadets support local community safety activities that are run by local Fire Stations.
- Skills Section - This section consists of a minimum of one hour per week over a three month period. Currently the Fire Cadets cover this section by completing various life skills such as; young person’s first aid and initial water awareness. There is an opportunity to have more partnership working in this area, with the involvement of specialist training such as the use of St John Ambulance.
The Duke of Edinburgh cost of £19 per Fire Cadet and is funded by the individual unit. The units raise funds themselves, for example by individual contributions or packing bags at the local supermarket.