Becoming a Member
Becoming a volunteer firefighter takes significant time and resources. Our Brigade has established a process for the management of prospective members that is designed give you an excellent introduction to being a volunteer and on how we operate and manage the Brigade. Here's how we work with you to become a member of the Brigade.
Contact us or come down to training. We train on the first Monday evening of each month from 6:30pm and the third Saturday morning of each month from 9:00am. Contact us or just come on down to training and introduce yourself to get the ball rolling.
Attend three training sessions over the next three months. We ask that you attend three training sessions over a maximum of three months so that you can experience what it's going to be like being a member of the Brigade. Throughout this period you'll be supported by a Field Officer who'll ensure you get a good look at most things the Brigade does.
Membership application and interview. Once you've attended three training sessions with us, we'll encourage you to take the next step and submit your application to become a volunteer in the RFS. With an interview completed and RFS paperwork lodged and membership checks completed, you'll be eligible to become a Probationary Member of our Brigade.
Probationary membership to Basic Firefighter (BF) certification. Once you become a probationary member, your training begins in earnest towards your BF certification. Usually you must complete your BF before you can be voted a full member of the Brigade and before you can attend any incidents. The process of ontaining your BF qualification can take between 6 and 12 months.
Full membership. With your BF certification, the existing members of the Brigade will be asked to vote on you becoming a full member at a Brigade Meeting. More than 50% of the members at that meeting must vote yes for you to become a full member of the Brigade.