We need Warrandyte locals

Warrandyte CFA has just 50 members to service our community. We are looking for new recruits to become operational fire fighters at Warrandyte brigade. Especially if you are available during weekdays.

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FAQ's about being a Volunteer

CFA Volunteers develop leadership and management capabilities, meet new friends, learn new skills, achieve personal goals, put something back into the community and often involve their whole family in CFA activities.

Other benefits include valuable work and personal experience in the community and a sense of achievement.

The commitment required doesn’t mean you need to be available 24-hours x 7-days all year.

If you have some spare time each week for training and turning out to calls and if the idea of joining us as a volunteer firefighter interests you, then the Warrandyte CFA could be for you.

Your level of commitment will depend on your personal availability.  Commitment to the Warrandyte CFA simply requires the time and skills that you can afford to give.

We need people that live near the station to respond to calls.  Ideally you would live within five minutes from the station.

CFA volunteers also fulfil many different non-firefighting roles from community education and administration through to support in our Incident Control Centres during major fires and other incidents. There are many roles and opportunities.

If you are community minded and looking to make a difference we are looking for individuals to work with our existing crew.   We are especially seeking volunteers who can respond during the day, this may suit:

  • Students
  • Stay at home parents
  • Shift workers
  • Semi Retiree’s
  • Unemployed

We are also seeking additional members to assist with weeknights and weekend response.

Experience is not necessary.
 
We will provide you with the skills you need depending on the role you choose.  CFA volunteers attend nationally-recognised and accredited training courses.
 
The training can take 6-months, depending on your availability.
 

There are no specific fitness requirements however there is a need to ensure you can adequately handle tools, hoses and wear protective clothing and equipment.

We are looking for community-minded men and women who are ready to join an exciting team of volunteers who protect the Warrandyte community in a range of different ways. 
Our volunteers come from all walks of life. They have diverse backgrounds, interests and skills and can be full time employees, retirees or shift workers. 
 
The reality is, that it takes all sorts to form a dedicated team who are willing and are available to help locals in need.

If you have a good sense of community, if you like to help people, if you enjoy very rewarding work, if you’re prepared to come to training, to keep your skills up and if you intend to turn out as much as you can… Then we want to hear from you.

To be able to respond to calls, you must live close to the station on Harris Gully Road in Warrandyte.

If you would like to find out more information about joining Warrandyte CFA as a volunteer please join us at our next information session: Monday 24 February @ 7:30pm, by contacting our Personnel Coordinator – Rebecca Dawson via email below.

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