The OOTB cadet scheme was created in 2014 as a One Ilfracombe initiative collaboration with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) and Devon and Cornwall Police (DCP).

It is a 9-week Emergency Service cadet’s course, based at Ilfracombe Fire Station.

The course includes sessions facilitated by Devon and Somerset Fire Rescue, Devon and Cornwall Police, South West Ambulance Service and the RNLI. The participants from the Academy learn about the role of the different emergency services, basic first aid skills, develop team work skills as well as building confidence and aspirations.

For the latest course (Jan 2020) there were 80 applicants for 16 spaces!