Posted: Sun 5th Jun 2016

National Volunteers Week – Logan Rickard /
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 5th, 2016

As part of National Volunteers Week 2016 we are celebrating those who offer up their time and efforts by volunteering with Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Logan from Abergwynfi has been a Cadet for the past three years. In August he will turn 17 years old and become too old to participate as a cadet but will remain with the Cymmer Fire Cadets as an instructor. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I’m attending college at the moment and training to be a plasterer. My intention is to stay on with the Fire Cadets in Cymmer as an instructor and when I’m 18 become a retained firefighter. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

I joined the Fire Cadets because there weren’t a lot of things to do, something different I thought. But now I want to become an instructor because I’ve enjoyed my time so much. I like the people of Cymmer and just want to give my time up for them. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Now that I’m making the step up from Cadet to Volunteer Instructor I’m getting loads of help from the Community Safety Team, they help with everything really, any problems I’ve got I go and see them. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you’re a responsible adult who has plenty of patients, a friendly face and approachable you should consider volunteering as Fire Cadet Instructors.
As a cadets you get so much fun from the experience and at the end of it all you get a B-Tech qualification.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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