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 jobs.nsw.gov.au 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.