Response to Announcement of Fire Cadets Unit in Enfield

In response to the Mayor’s announcement of the launch of a new Fire Cadets unit in Enfield, as part of a £1.1 million funding boost, local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, said:

“It has been fantastic to see the Mayor listen to our calls and provide a significant funding boost to the Fire Cadets programme and that a unit will be launching in Enfield.

“Our community has seen deep cuts made to our youth services at the hands of this Government. The expansion of this scheme will go towards patching up someof this damage and providing many local young people with a positive and invaluable opportunity to develop essential life and employability skills.

“The Fire Cadets programme also plays a vital role in ensuring that the London Fire Brigade is able to attract and nurture the next generation of talent from a wide range of communities and backgrounds”.