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Volunteer Firefighter

Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

What does the Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service do?

Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (VFRS) volunteers play a significant and vital role in helping to ensure their local communities are safe.

  • Responding to local emergencies, such as: structure fires; bush and scrub fires; road crash rescues; and hazardous material emergencies.
  • Working with the community to identify and manage local fire risk.
  • Undertaking local fire prevention activities with the community.
  • Engaging with the community and schools regarding fire safety.

What are the benefits of volunteering?

  • Increase your knowledge and skills.
  • Opportunity to join a team and meet great people.
  • Serve your community.
  • Personal satisfaction and challenge yourself.
  • Opportunity to apply your skills in a new environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Attending fires, road crash rescue and hazardous material incidents whenever possible.
  • Participating in training and drills.
  • Attending brigade meetings regularly.
  • Maintaining appliances, equipment and personal protective equipment.

Requirements
  • National Police Certificate *

Due to the nature of the role you will need to reside within 10km of Karratha.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.


Express your interest