Fire cadets feel heat

Wanneroo Times - - Opinion -

SIX emer­gency ser­vices cadets are in Syd­ney this week for the Aus­tralian Fire Cadet Cham­pi­onships.

The team is part of the Quinns Rocks Bush­fire Brigade Cadets unit and left Perth last week for the Oc­to­ber 3-6 cham­pi­onships.

It in­cludes cap­tain Jay Dwyer, Benn Mar­shall, Martin Moon, Bren­dan Wil­liams, Wil­liam Wy­att and Jamie Mar­shall.

Coach Richard Moon said the six cadets had been train­ing three times a week for up to 11 hours.

“The team will com­pete in eight events over the three days, as well as var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties such as high and low ropes cour­ses, raft-build­ing and other team-build­ing ac­tiv­i­ties,” he said.

“They get ranked on how quick they do it and whether they fol­low the safety side.

“The games aim to teach cadets team­work, ca­ma­raderie, friend­ship, or­gan­i­sa­tion, struc­ture and rank­ing.”

Mr Moon, who trav­elled with the team with man­ager Jess Napier, said the pro­gram also in­cluded fun events and team challenges, such as build­ing a raft.

Wan­neroo coun­cil ap­proved a $1200 spon­sor­ship for the cadets’ trip at its Septem­ber 19 meet­ing.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Benn Mar­shall, Will Wy­att, Richard Moon, Tahlia An­drews, Wan­neroo Mayor Tracey Roberts, Jay Dwyer, Bren­dan Wil­liams, Martin Moon, Jess Napier, Jamie Mar­shall and Scott Rus­sell.

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