Bombala High School cadet firefighters graduate
NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has congratulated 20 students from Bombala High School for their successful completion of the NSW RFS Secondary School Cadet Program.
The Hon. Bronnie Taylor MLC and NSW RFS Assistant Commissioner Rebel Talbert praised the students who completed the program, noting it is the ideal way to introduce young people to the important role volunteer fire fighters play within communities.
"These cadets have completed a 10 week course that has given them skills which will last a lifetime,” Mrs Taylor said.
“As well as examining fire behaviour, the students have been taught essential fire safety techniques and gained an appreciation of the work our emergency services do every day in this State.
"The cadet program also offers students the opportunity to experience firsthand the commitment and camaraderie that comes with volunteering.”
Assistant Commissioner Talbert said this is the eighth time that Bombala High School has offered the NSW RFS Secondary School Cadet Program to its students.
“It’s great to see genuine enthusiasm for this important community based program,” Assistant Commissioner Talbert said.
“In addition to our NSW RFS members, I would also like to extend a special thanks to the Principal, teachers and staff from Bombala High School for helping to make this program such a success.”
Assistant Commissioner Talbert also paid tribute to the staff and volunteers from the Monaro Team who facilitated the course.
"NSW RFS members thoroughly enjoy working closely with schools and communities to ensure that everyone is as well prepared as possible for the very real threat of fire.
Firefighters cannot do it alone,” Assistant Commissioner Talbert said.
“The Service is proud to pass on the ideals of community service, dedication and teamwork to the next generation.”