About this opportunity
There are over 2,300 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (VFRS) members from 94 brigades in Western Australia who provide firefighting and prevention services throughout the state.
Through comprehensive training, VFRS firefighters learn to operate the wide range of equipment, vehicles and appliances used for fire suppression including charged hose lines, portable pumps, tankers and communications.
All volunteers are provided with:
- Training to perform your role
- Insurance to cover injury
- Necessary protective equipment
- Access to mental health support services
The benefits of becoming an VFRS volunteer :
- Strengthen Your Community
- Form New Friendships as Part of a Team
- Sense of Achievement and Purpose
- Personal and Professional Development
- Ongoing Training and Support
- Enjoy Better Health
- Learn Lifelong Skills
Not all firefighters’ work involves firefighting or rescue. Volunteers actively promote fire education programs through schools, service groups, seniors' homes and local businesses. Training for this type of work is also provided by DFES Fire Services managers.
Response roles may include :
- Combating Fires
- Containing hazardous materials fires
- Fire ground Support
- Road Crash Rescue
- Fire Safety Education
Support roles may include:
- Social media and public relations
- Public and community education
- Station and vehicle housekeeping
You will be trained to assist your community in preparing for these events and be called upon to help other emergency services.
National Police Certificate *.
Availability to attend training and meetings on weekends/evenings.Type of work
- Administration & Office Management
- Education & Training
- Fundraising & Events
- Marketing, Media & Communications
- Safety & Emergency Services
You will be trained to perform the duties required