Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Youth Engagement


If you want a challenge, up for having fun and gaining new skills, take part in NIFRS Cadets.

Every year hundreds of young people and adult Volunteer Cadet Leaders take part in NIFRS Cadets for exciting opportunities, meeting new friends, adventure and most of all – fun!

Challenge yourself – join NIFRS Cadets!

What will I be doing as a Cadet?

What will I be doing as a Volunteer Cadet Leader?

Cadets – Frequently Asked Questions



CUBE is a new NIFRS Youth Engagement Programme aimed at 14 to 17 year olds.  The programme aims to change behaviours through education.

As a CUBE has six sides, there are six elements to this programme:






Personal Development

CUBE is a 2-day scheme, in conjunction with the Education Authority (referral agency) and is led by firefighters.  The overall focus of the programme is to reduce hoax calls, attacks on firefighters and deliberate fires.



The Prince’s Trust

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service has partnered with The Prince’s Trust to engage young people aged 16 to 24 years old across Northern Ireland who are not currently in education, employment or training.  NIFRS is currently supporting the Get Started initiative.  The Prince’s Trust is the referral agency for this course.


Get Started

Get Started with the Fire Service works with young people to develop a range of skills such as teamwork and leadership as well as familiarisation of the range of employment opportunities with NIFRS.  The course lasts for 5 days.






Safety Check

Job Vacancies

Stop Fire

Road Safety