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Emergency Services Cadet Corps

Young people can begin their association with the Western Australian (WA) emergency services as cadets.

Part of the Cadets WA program, presents secondary school students with the opportunity to follow the training and service ideals of the following emergency service groups:

Emergency Service Cadets participate in interesting and challenging training that:

  • Provides practical life skills
  • Develops leadership, teamwork and initiative talents
  • Fosters qualities of community responsibility and service

Training includes:

Core Modules
  • First-aid
  • Radio communications
  • Fire safety and basic fire lighting
  • Rescue techniques
  • Navigation and bushcraft
  • Drill and ceremonial
Elective Modules
  • Abseiling
  • Boat and water safety
  • Rescue techniques
  • Camping
  • Counter disaster training
  • Sea, search and rescue techniques

The type of training undertaken is determined by the school that hosts the cadets in consultation with local emergency services agencies and ESC units can vary widely.

All cadet units have a unit coordinator and a number of instructors to provide leadership.

There are currently about 1,660 cadets and 220 adult leaders or instructors in 45 ESC units throughout Western Australia. Units vary in size from 15 to 120 members.

For more information, contact FESA’s Youth Development Officer on (08) 9395 9716.

Additional Coverage


FESA-ESCC_Brochure.pdfEmergency Services Cadets Corps - Brochure846 KB
FESA-ESCC_Instructors_Brochure.pdfEmergency Services Cadets Corps - Instructor's Brochure706 KB

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