More support crew needed for wanneroo fire brigade

More support crew needed for wanneroo fire brigade

THE Wanneroo Fire Support Brigade is looking for more volunteers to help in emergencies away from the fire front.

Recruitment officer Josie Prior said people in the cities of Joondalup or Wanneroo could volunteer with the brigade, which supports the volunteer bush fire brigades.

“This brigade turns out to assist with the management of a large emergency – whether fire or storm,” she said.

“Volunteers provide the radio and computer communications, vehicle tracking and extra water sources needed for the efficient management of an emergency.

“Supporting the bush fire brigades alongside Department of Fire and Emergency Service, Fire and Rescue Services, Department of Parks and Wildlife and State Emergency Services, they assist with the planning and operations at an incident.”

Mrs Prior said the brigade taught members how to use radios, operational computer programs, and mapping and vehicle tracking at regular training sessions.

“These skills are used when working in the brigade’s incident control vehicle,” she said.

“Further skills for the operation of the water tanker and collar tanks are also provided, as the brigade provides water when ordinary water sources are unavailable for the ground and air fire-fighting crews.”

Based at Quinns Rocks Fire Station in Clarkson, the Wanneroo Fire Support Brigade will start a recruitment course in February

It will provide all skill training and personal equipment to participants and offer courses in First Aid and specialised driving to those interested.

Call 0427 977 482 or wnfiresuptrecruitment@gmail.com to volunteer.