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 Fire School. 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).
After you have completed the Fire School including a two day basic training course you will be issued with your own 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 probation time through participation in training and as crew at 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). These meetings are held at 7pm at 14 Hidden Valley Retreat, Clarkson.
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. As well as a couple of weeknights from 6pm to 6am. Members are required at the station for departure to an incident within 15 minutes of a call.
Maintenance Day: On the 1st Sunday of every month from 9 to 11am we meet at the 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.
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 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: