Often when a natural disaster takes place many people in the community offer to assist through their local emergency volunteer service.
While all offers of help are very welcome, before responding to an emergency all potential volunteers must first undergo an approved induction and probationary period that includes skilled training.
Volunteering with the City's Bushfire Brigades
The City of Armadale encompasses an area of 560 square kilometres. The City of Armadale Volunteer Bushfire Brigades provide a fire prevention and suppression service for the municipality with the exception of areas under the care and control of the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) and the gazetted fire districts controlled by the WA Fire and Rescue Service.
The bush firefighting area consists of coastal heath flats and the escarpment. The vegetation of the district includes large areas of eucalyptus forest, swamps, heavy bush areas, rural properties and buildings. The City of Armadale Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade consists of two brigades with about 160 volunteer members who make themselves available 365 days a year. Assistance is given to the WA Fire and Rescue Service and DPaW when requested.
The City of Armadale Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade firefighting fleet consists of two, plus the resources of the City of Armadale if necessary, for example, a front-end loader and a heavy water tanker.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer fire fighter or support officer?
Bushfire brigades within the City of Armadale:
- Bedfordale Volunteer
- Roleystone Volunteer