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The Bushies WANT YOU!! - Fire Fighters Needed!

Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
Logo for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

The bush fire brigade volunteers protect the rural areas from the threat and devastation of fire.  We are supported and trained by DFES (Department of Fire and Emergency Services) and work closely with other emergency groups in more complex scenarios.

As a volunteer, you will learn how to operate appliances, drive emergency vehicles safely and be trained on all fire fighting equipment.  Additionally, you’ll be educated in fire prevention, fire suppression, risk management, as well as, general fire safety.

The Exmouth Brigade meets weekly on Mondays at 4:30pm for a few hours to conduct various training operations.  Additionally, DFES courses are offered over a few weekends a year to help advance your fire fighting knowledge and provide you the opportunity to learn from other brigades. However, the most rewarding activity is engaging in prescribed burns a few times per year, whether to protect the sensitive areas around the water bores, eliminate abundant green waste or ensure fire breaks are adequately maintained near rural homes.

We are not all work and no play though.  We also enjoy monthly social BBQs and quarterly social events across all emergency services clubs.   All ages (minimum 16 years) and genders are certainly welcome.