Bush Fire Brigade

Would you like to become a Volunteer Fire Fighter? Then why not join the Bunbury Bush Fire Brigade and learn how to prevent fires and be trained in fire fighting!

The Bunbury Bush Fire Brigade attends fires all around the state from Eneabba to Roleystone, from Lake Clifton to Bridgetown as well as protecting the Bunbury community. 

Male and female volunteers are very welcome.  No experience is necessary nor do you have to be physical fit or a certain age as all training is provided. There are many dimensions to being a volunteer bush fire fighter and members are encouraged to choose the type of activities that best suit their capabilities and interest. 

Volunteers are trained in the following areas:

  • personal and team safety and survival
  • fire suppression methods
  • vehicle driving – on and off road
  • communications
  • first aid
  • leadership and emergency management procedures.

If you don’t feel you are up to fighting fires, you may want to consider joining the brigade’s support team. The support team’s main functions are to help our fire fighters and cadets with technical and welfare support during an incident, or during training and fundraising.  

The Brigade also has a strong cadet program and welcomes boys and girls from the age of 11 to 16 years to join. Being a cadet provides an opportunity for young people to learn about fire safety, fire equipment and develop important life skills through team exercises and leadership challenges. Cadet training operates every second Friday during the off season. 

Being a volunteer is a rewarding experience. It is an opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and provide assistance in protecting your community. Respecting others, working together as a team and acting with honesty and integrity are the values embraced by members.  

If you are interested in being a volunteer bush fire fighter or joining the cadet program please contact the City of Bunbury’s Manager Community Law, Safety and Emergency Management/Chief Bush Fire Control Officer on (08) 9792 7105 or email bunburybushfire@bigpond.com.