Joining the NSW RFS is a commitment that will require time for training, particularly in the beginning. You cannot volunteer for a few weeks, it requires a longer term commitment. All our members must undergo training which will take place over a period of weeks and months.
Is the RFS all volunteers?
The members of the brigade are all volunteers and can help you decide whether volunteering is right for you. If you’re not sure where the brigade is located, ask your nearest Fire Control Centre or email email@example.com. Complete the Volunteer Membership Application Form and return it to the brigade.
How old do you need to be to join the RFS?
The joining age for Junior Members may vary depending on the area, but is not younger than 12 years. When they turn 16 Junior Members can apply to become operational members (with parental consent) and attend emergency incidents with other brigade members, once they have completed the required training.
What do volunteer firemen do?
Under the supervision of the Fire Chief, the Volunteer Firefighter performs advanced firefighting work in preventing, combating, and extinguishing fires, responding to hazardous materials incidents and emergency calls which include special rescue situations such as vehicle and steep angle rescue.
What do you do in the RFS?
NSW RFS members attend a range of incidents and activities:
- Bush and grass fires.
- House and structure fires.
- Storm damage.
- Search and rescue.
- Motor vehicle accidents.
- Community education.
- Bush fire mitigation.
Do RFS get paid?
Are there any financial incentives available to employers of NSW RFS volunteers? The NSW RFS is unable to offer financial compensation to employers but the NSW State Government provides a pay-roll tax exemption for wages paid to employees attending emergencies or incidents during work hours.
Can I volunteer to fight fires in NSW?
If you apply to join the NSW RFS now, you will not be fighting fires this current season. … To be a volunteer you must live or work close enough to a NSW RFS brigade in order to respond to incidents in a timely manner and participate in brigade activities. Find your local brigade here.
Can you volunteer to fight California fires?
Today, there are approximately a more than a thousand VIP’s statewide, in all 21 of CAL FIRE’s Operational Units, averaging over 50,000 hours of volunteer service to CAL FIRE. In exchange CAL FIRE pays meals and mileage for their expenses.