Your commitment to becoming a volunteer firefighter is greatly appreciated by the community and your fellow team members. As a volunteer firefighter, you will gain satisfaction and personal rewards through developing skills that will assist you in all facets of emergency operations and prevention risk management.
To be a volunteer you must be 16 years of age or over. If you're not yet 18 years old, you will need the consent of your parent or guardian. Apart from this requirement, almost anybody can join the brigade, male or female, young or old, those looking for adventure or those just wanting to contribute to their community. The role you play in the brigade depends completely on what you would like to do. You can be hands-on at an emergency, or you can provide support to those people who are. You can even have a role that doesn't expose you to emergency incidents. The one aspect the roles all have in common, is that we require you to attend a weekly brigade training night, and that you participate in brigade activities. To find out more abput the diferent roles click here.
Before you can join a Volunteer Fire Brigade, you must meet the Chief Fire Officer (CFO). This is an essential part of the process, as the CFO will determine your capacity and willingness to achieve the competencies and attributes required of a brigade member. After meeting the CFO, you will be required to undergo security screening and if you've applied to be an operational firefighter, a medical screening also. Once screening is complete, you can then apply to join the Brigade as a Recruit Firefighter.
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