HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE VOLUNTEER FIRE SUPPORT BRIGADE ?
To be eligible to join the Volunteer Fire Support Brigade, we ask that you attend for three (3) visits before you will be invited to enrol in a Basic Training Course. That could be for example one (1) Meeting, one (1) Training, and one (1) Maintenance Day, or two (2) Meetings, and one (1) Training.
Once you have attended one (1) of our meetings, our Volunteer Fire Brigade Recruitment Officer can advise you of your further expectations and will assist you in joining the Brigade as an active member.
All eligible members will then undergo a medical examination at an approved centre and obtain a police clearance (The cost of the medical and the police clearance will be paid by the City of Wanneroo).
If you reside in Banksia Grove, Beldon, Butler, Carramar, Clarkson, Connolly, Currambine, Edgewater, Heathridge, Hocking, Iluka, Jindalee, Joondalup, Kallaroo, Merriwa, Mindarie, Mullaloo, Nowergup, Ocean Reef, Quinns Rocks, Ridgewood, Sinagra, Tapping, Wanneroo, Woodvale, you are eligible for membership with the Wanneroo Fire Support Brigade.
After you have completed a two & half day basic training course you will be issued with your own pager/Personal Protective Equipment and become an active member of the Brigade. A one day Introduction Course may be held until the next full basic course is available.
The next step you will undertake 20 hours of probation time through participation in Controlled Burns and as a relief crew at larger incidents, with mentoring from our experienced Volunteer Fire Support Brigade members.
Meetings: As an active member we would ask that you continue to attend the monthly Brigade Meetings on the first (1st) Monday of each month (Please note – Most Public Holidays fall on a Monday, but the Fire Support Brigade meeting will still be held).
Rostering and Call outs to Incidents: You will be rostered on for at least one (1) weekend, 6pm Friday until 6pm Sunday, each month of the year. Members are required at the depot for departure to an incident within 15 minutes of a pager call.
Maintenance Day: On the 1st Sunday of every month from 9 to 11am we meet at the Quinns Rocks Volunteer Fire Station (14 Hidden Valley Retreat, Clarkson), to do a full maintenance check and inventory on all of the fire support vehicles. During the morning you are able to gain some familiarisation of our activities and events. The session is usually followed by lunch being provided, or a breakfast before we start.
Training: The Fire Support Brigade holds training on the third (3rd) Wednesday from 7 to 9pm and third (3rd) Sunday from 9 to 11am of every month, at the Quinns Rocks Volunteer Fire Station (14 Hidden Valley Retreat, Clarkson). All members are required to complete a minimum of eight (8) training sessions in a 12 month period in order for the Brigade to meet its duty of care requirements and for members to keep up to date with operational policy and procedures.
The Wanneroo Fire Services has a very active social club. Events and activities such as the family Christmas function, social BBQ get togethers are arranged from time to time throughout the year. All Brigade members and their families are welcome to attend Social Club events.
Details about Social Club events are provided at Brigade meetings.
WANT MORE INFORMATION?
Please contact our recruitment officer via the following email address: