TIGHT-KNIT TEAM: Shania Knight, 15, with the rest of the RFS Cadets graduating from the Rural Fire Service Cadets program.
TIGHT-KNIT TEAM: Shania Knight, 15, with the rest of the RFS Cadets graduating from the Rural Fire Service Cadets program.

Students rapt with fire safety program

AS SHANIA Knight pulled on her hat from the Rural Fire Service cadet graduation, she says she got much more out of it than just a piece of paper.

"It really helped build my self esteem, and we formed a real bond with everyone around us."

Shania, along with 10 other students from the Clarence Valley Anglican School completed the program, which introduces a new generation to the importance volunteers play within the community.

"As well as examining fire behaviour, the students have been taught essential fire safety techniques and gained an appreciation of the work our emergency services do every day in this State," NSW RFS Chief Superintendent Brett Condie said.

"This is the third year that Clarence Valley Anglican has offered the program to its students and it's great to see genuine enthusiasm for this important community based program."

Twenty more students will graduate next week at South Grafton High with plans to expand the program to Maclean next year.



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