Emergency Services Cadets

The PCYC Queensland Emergency Services Cadets (ESC) program is delivered in partnership with PCYC Queensland and Queensland’s emergency services, thanks to the support of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

The program is offered to young people aged 12 to 17 and usually operates out of an Emergency Service facility (such as a local SES headquarters or Rural Fire Service station). The Cadet ‘Unit’ is managed under the leadership and guidance of volunteer Adult Leaders with mentoring and activities from Emergency Services personnel. The aim of the program is to provide young people with a safe, fun and inclusive environment that offers them practical life skills and leadership opportunities. Cadets are provided with a uniform and participation is free, we just ask Cadets to supply their own black boots. The program runs concurrently with the school year and a Cadet Unit will usually meet once a week during the school term. There are 25 ESC Unit locations across Queensland.

Cadets learn a diverse range of emergency service skills, develop their leadership potential and are encouraged to explore a career or ongoing volunteering with the Emergency Services; as the program has a focus on “building the next generation of emergency service volunteers”.

PCYC Emergency Services Cadets at a glance:

  • Cadet programs operate out of sponsoring emergency service facilities.
  • Young people are encouraged to consider a career in emergency services or to become an adult volunteer in emergency services.
  • Cadets learn a diverse range of emergency response skills from highly experienced personnel.

To find out more, call (07) 3909 9555 or email [email protected]