- Location: Wanneroo WA
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Emergency Response
Before applying, you should seriously consider whether or not you are up to the challenge. We attend fires throughout the year, including holidays, Christmas, New Years etc., and face physically and emotionally demanding situations. Wanneroo Central advises that you discuss joining a volunteer fire brigade with your family prior to making a commitment to the brigade.
After your basic training, you will be issued Personal Protective Equipment, and become an active member of the Brigade.Training:
- Driver's Licence (C)
- Medical Check *
- National Police Certificate *
Wanneroo Central are looking for members who can turn out to incidents during weekdays
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
The City of Wanneroo encompasses an area of 685 square kilometres. As a brigade, we provide a fire prevention and suppression service for the municipality. We also render assistance at incidents in areas under the care and control of the Parks and Wildlife Service (PaW), and the gazetted fire districts controlled by the WA Fire and Rescue Service. In addition, our appliances and crews are frequently deployed to incidents out of area, responding to requests for assistance from local governments around Western Australia. Our bush firefighting area consists of coastal dunes and gently undulating sand country, with numerous outcrops of limestone and caprock. The vegetation of the district includes large areas of pine plantations, swamps, heavy bush areas, coastal heathland and rural properties. Wanneroo Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade consists of approximately 70 volunteer members who crew a firefighting fleet of 3 Light Tanker 4×4 units and 1 heavy duty 4.4 Rural Tanker 24/7 hours a day, 365 days a year. Since 1962, the Brigade has changed substantially to meet the needs of the community; developing into what is now, an efficient and professional volunteer fire brigade which can adjust, and apply itself to a vast array of emergency incidents. In addition to emergency response, the Brigade specialises in hazard reduction/prescribed burning, community engagement and fire-use supervision (i.e. fireworks).