Firefighting future bright for Clarkson fire cadets

Fire cadets Tayla Cole, Jayden Catlin, Richard Moon, Daniel Cronin, Nicholas Cronin, Shaden Clarke and Ricky Southgate. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d444734
Fire cadets Tayla Cole, Jayden Catlin, Richard Moon, Daniel Cronin, Nicholas Cronin, Shaden Clarke and Ricky Southgate. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d444734

FIRE cadets based in Clarkson recently proved they were among the best in the country by finishing third in the Australian Fire Cadet Championships.

The Quinns Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade cadet unit travelled to NSW at the end of September for the four-day championships.

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades WA praised the team of eight cadets through its news-letter this month.

“Through the dedication and hard work of not only the Quinns Rocks cadet team, but also many volunteers who helped them with critical fundraising and training for the big event, the future leaders ranked an extremely impressive third in Australia,” it said.

“WA’s largest emergency service – the Volunteer Bush Fire Service – is supported by tens of thousands of amazing women and men who routinely put themselves and their families behind the good of their community.

“This story shows that WA is also blessed to have a number of young people following in the proud footsteps of the former generation – and doing it with commitment, professionalism and award-winning competency.”

The cadet unit started a Facebook page earlier this year at www.facebook.com/quinnscadets