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    Date: 2018.07.06 | Category: 老域名 | Tags:

    THE HEAT IS ON: NSW RFS cadet championships.NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Chifley/Lithgow Team held their annual Secondary School Cadet Program Championship and Graduation Day on Thursday, October 22.

    Superintendent Greg Wardle said that all students who participated should be proud of their efforts and achievement.

    “This year we had five schools participate in the cadet program, with 48 students graduating after successfully completing the 10-week course,” he said.

    “The Secondary School Cadet Program provides students with more than an introduction into basic firefighting.

    “The program provides practical life skills; develops leadership, teamwork and initiative skills as well as fostering qualities of community responsibility and service.”

    The championship and graduation were held at Oberon Recreation Ground, with all five schools participating inthe events.

    “The cadets performed extremely well, undertaking tasks involving hose drills, relay pumping, using knapsacks and even buckets in simulated firefighting activities,” Superintendent Wardle said.

    “There were seven teams in total participating in the championship, with each team timed and/or measured in their results for every event. The team who scored the most points overall was declared the winner on the day.”

    The winning team for 2015 was the Gold Team from Carenne School Bathurst, edging out The Scots School Bathurst in second place and the Blue Team from Carenne School Bathurst in third place.

    Superintendent Wardle said that all teams performed extremely well and displayed good physical and problem solving skills, but most of all, teamwork.

    The graduating students were from Carenne School Bathurst, Oberon High School, Portland Central School, St Joseph’s Catholic School and The Scots School Bathurst.

    Each graduating cadet received a Certificate of Attendance for completing the program.

    “The success of the Secondary School Cadet Program, the championship and the graduation of the cadets is only possible with the great support, time and effort of our volunteers and the schools involved,” Superintendent Wardle said.

    “It is hoped that each of the cadets takes advantage of this introduction in to the NSW RFS and becomes future members of their nearest Rural Fire Brigade. They have done themselves, and their school, proud.”

    The Secondary School Cadet Program has been running since 2005 in the Chifley/Lithgow Team area and will commence again in 2016.

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