Young cadets visit Inverness Fire Station

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Over 20 teenagers from the Highland Army Cadet Force visited firefighters earlier this week.

Inverness Cadets using hose

Picture @InvCoyACF


Firefighters recently welcomed a local Highland army cadets battalion into Inverness Fire Station.

During the station visit 26 cadets from the Raigmore detachment were given a behind the scenes look at station facilities, the inside of a fire engine and shown how to work a hose.

The visit helps the cadets - aged between 12 and 18 - achieve one of the 10 levels needed to earn an Army Proficiency Certificate.

Inverness Station Manager Deryck MacKay said: “It’s great to be able to show the local cadets some of our equipment and how we work as a fire service.

“This will also give them some great knowledge and background on some of the work we do within the community.

“As an instructor at the cadets myself I hope this will inspire them – just like one of our new firefighter recruits Ashleigh Davison.

“Ashleigh is now an adult instructor at the cadets after being part of the battalion in her teens”


Inverness cadet group shot