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Emergency Services Cadet Corps (ESCC)

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 approximately 2,077 cadets and 290 adult leaders or instructors in 38 ESCC units throughout Western Australia.

ESCC units are hosted in the following schools:

  • Australind Senior High School
  • Belridge Senior High School Education Support Centre
  • Bridgetown High School
  • Cannington Community College
  • Cannington Community Education Support Centre
  • Denmark Senior High School
  • Dowerin District High School
  • Edmund Rice College
  • Emmanuel Christian Community School
  • Esperance Senior High School
  • Grace Christian School
  • John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School
  • John Tonkin College
  • John Tonkin College Education Support Centre
  • Jurien Bay District High School
  • Kingsway Christian College
  • Lake Grace District High School
  • Lake Joondalup Baptist College
  • Manea Senior College
  • Margaret River Senior High School
  • Melville Senior High School
  • Mount Magnet District High School
  • Mukinbudin District High School
  • Ocean Reef Senior High School
  • Rehoboth Christian College
  • Scotch College
  • Southern Hills Christian College
  • Southern River College
  • Swan Christian College
  • Swan View Senior High School
  • The King’s College
  • Tom Price Senior High School
  • Toodyay District High School
  • Tranby College
  • Wongan Hills District High School
  • Woodvale Secondary College
  • Wyalkatchem District High School
  • York District High School

For more information, contact the DFES Youth Programs Coordinator on (08) 9395 9716 or volunteering@dfes.wa.gov.au​.​


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