We Need Volunteers to boost numbers in the Mundaring volunteer fire and rescue brigade.
Are you looking for a rewarding way to give back to your community Mundaring volunteer fire and rescue is looking to recruit new members. Being a member of the local brigade has several benefits you get a social benefit which includes regular social functions and activities.Some of the roles we take on as active members are listed below.
Mundaring volunteer fire and rescue Volunteers undertake a range of responsibilities including:
- Combating fires
- Containing hazardous material spills
- Road crash rescue
- Community Fire safety education
- Hazard reduction burns
Through comprehensive training, The volunteers learn to operate the wide range of equipment, vehicles and appliances used for fire suppression including charged hose lines, portable pumps, tankers and communications.
DFES provides training for volunteers in:
- Personal and team safety
- Structural and bushfire fighting
- First aid
- Vehicle driving both on and off road
- Leadership and emergency management procedures
For incidents involving road crash rescues and hazardous materials emergencies, specialised equipment such as the ‘jaws of life’ hydraulic rams, cutters and spreaders, decontamination equipment and protective clothing are used.
Not all fire fighters’ work involves fire fighting 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.