RFS cadets fire up

25 students from Queanbeyan and Karabar high schools were put through their paces last Friday to graduate from the RFS cadet program. They spent the week at the Ridgeway brigade learning the ropes of being an RFS vounteer.

An RFS cadet aims the hose at an imaginary fire during the RFS cadets' graduation.

An RFS cadet aims the hose at an imaginary fire during the RFS cadets' graduation.

RFS cadets fire up the generator to pump water during graduation scenarios. Photos, Phil Mayne.

RFS cadets fire up the generator to pump water during graduation scenarios. Photos, Phil Mayne.

Overcoming obstacles, such as cars parked in front of hydrants, was one of the tests.

Overcoming obstacles, such as cars parked in front of hydrants, was one of the tests.

Gotcha!: Kiara Sliwinski, 15, from Googong, left, and Zara Lawson, 14, from Karabar, open up the fog setting to provide protection from a gas fire. Both are students at Queanbeyan High School.

Gotcha!: Kiara Sliwinski, 15, from Googong, left, and Zara Lawson, 14, from Karabar, open up the fog setting to provide protection from a gas fire. Both are students at Queanbeyan High School.

First aid is an essential part of RFS training. Cadets tend to 'a victim of a car accident' during their graduation at Queanbeyan High School.

First aid is an essential part of RFS training. Cadets tend to 'a victim of a car accident' during their graduation at Queanbeyan High School.

Cadets roll out hoses as they tackle the first of four scenarios during their graduation.

Cadets roll out hoses as they tackle the first of four scenarios during their graduation.