A CADET group established in the Worth Valley to give youngsters a taste of life in the fire and emergency service has been meeting younger pupils at Haworth Primary School.

Members of Haworth and Worth Valley Fire Cadets brought their very own, fully equipped fire engine – which they use for training purposes – to show it off to reception classes at the school.

Steve Thorpe, chairman of Friends of Haworth and Worth Valley Fire Station, which set up the cadets group, said: "The children got to put on helmets, get the hoses out and sit in the fire engine.

"The engine has been visiting lots of schools and community groups in recent months as the profile of the fire cadets continues to rise.

"These children will hopefully be our future fire cadets.

"The cadets are holding an open day at Haworth Primary on Saturday February 4 at noon until 2pm.

"Parents and children are invited to come and look around the fire engine, see how the cadet scheme works then sign up for the next eight-week course which starts in March.

"It's important that anyone wanting to join the cadet scheme comes along, as it will be on a first come first served basis.

"Any additional names will be put on a waiting list for the next course."