The brigade is currently recruiting new members. We welcome people from all walks of life, both male and female, that live within 15 minutes drive of the Bishops Bridge area.

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) provides accredited training in bush firefighting, village firefighting, first aid and leadership. All positions are on a volunteer basis and members can expect to attend bush fires, motor vehicle and aviation accidents, natural disasters such as floods and storms and even structural fires.


Contrary to popular belief, being a firefighter is not difficult and anyone in good health can join. Volunteering also takes up very little of your time, training is conducted of an evening once a month. During a normal month, total time commitment would not exceed 4 hours (excluding emergency responses). Upon joining, members are provided with all Personal Protective Equipment including fire retardant clothing, gloves, a helmet and strong boots. On the rare occasion that members are at a lengthy emergency call, the RFS often provides catered meals.

Becoming a volunteer also offers an excellent pathway into a paid career with the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, many of the jobs are listed on the website.

If you are interested in joining the Bishops Bridge brigade we welcome you at any of our meetings which are listed at the top right, please come and meet our members and have a look at the station, the vehicles and firefighting equipment. Potential members should also consult the RFS guide to volunteer recruitment and the RFS volunteer recruitment website which has lots of detailed information and videos. Alternatively, you can make contact with the brigade via the 'contact us' page and request further information.