Wanneroo’s regional fire brigades always at the ready but need more volunteers


Wanneroo Fire Support Brigade members get a close-up with a water bomber that is usually on the other end of the radio communication at an incident.

Training officer Aaron York takes crew through a planning brief for an incident.
Wanneroo Fire Support Brigade members get a close-up with a water bomber that is usually on the other end of the radio communication at an incident. Training officer Aaron York takes crew through a planning brief for an incident.

WANNEROO’S four regional fire brigades are on standby, ready to deal with emergency incidents this fire season.

In the past fortnight, the volunteer brigades have turned out to fires in Mariginiup, Neerabup, Alkimos, Chittering and Gidgegannup.

Wanneroo Fire Support Brigade is looking for recruits to start a training course this month.

Recruitment officer Josie Prior said the unit’s training focused on planning and communication, with the latter needed between ground vehicles attending fires, incident management and the water bombers.

“Vehicles are kept equipped and ready to turnout when and where needed,” she said.

“Rostered crews are made up of volunteers from the Wanneroo and Joondalup areas.

“They need to be reasonably fit and any age from 18 years up.”

For more information, visit www.wanneroosupportbfb.org.au or call the captain on 0427 026 006 or recruitment officer on 0427 977 482.

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