Operational volunteer firefighters Northland
There are 42 fire-stations around Northland depending on volunteers. Almost anybody can join a Brigade, male or female, young or old, those looking for adventure or those just wanting to contribute to their community. There are opportunities for people from all backgrounds within a Volunteer Fire Brigade.
Operational firefighters are the front line members of the Brigade, assisted by the operational support they respond to emergencies, drive the Appliances, make up the crew at fires, medical, hazardous substance and other incidents.
Training is supplied to ensure a firefighters can do the jobs safely, and to the best of their ability. This includes a seven day training at the national training centre in Rotorua. Often the qualifications and skills that people gain from being a Volunteer Firefighter, like a first-aid certificate and class-2 drivers license, are beneficial in other parts of their lives.
Medical and security checks are part of the recruitment process. Attending a weekly Brigade training night (7-9pm), and participation in Brigade activities is expected.
25 volunteers needed