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Recruitment Information

How do I join a brigade, group or unit?

If you are looking for opportunities to volunteer in your local area, please visit the Emergency Services Volunteer Recruitment website.


High Threat Period

During the high threat period (November to April) Western Australia can experience bushfires, tropical cyclones and flooding. During this time most volunteer brigades, groups and units will be preparing their teams for response rather than recruiting new volunteers and training. Please be mindful of this, look out for specific recruitment messages put out by brigades, groups or units in your area or consider volunteering towards the end of this period.


Emergency Services Volunteering

Emergency services volunteers are a vital component of a resilient and safe community. A volunteer gives up his or her time to save the lives of others, reduce the loss of property and environmental damage and support local community disaster and emergency awareness and preparation activities. Being a volunteer is also incredibly rewarding and provides a sense of well-being and belonging, personal improvement and achievement and the opportunity to give something back to your local community.

Those that volunteer know that the safety and wellbeing of a local community is everyone’s responsibility. All community members are eligible to inquire about joining a local volunteer emergency service as there are a wide variety of roles and activities involved in operating an emergency services volunteer team. If you aren’t an emergency services volunteer you can help by supporting them and encouraging your local community to support their work. This includes preparing your own home and family for emergencies and disasters. DFES Safety Information.

More information about emergency services volunteering can be accessed via the links on this page.

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