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 probationaryperiod that includes skilled training.
Volunteering with the City's Bushfire Brigades
The City of Wanneroo encompasses an area of 684 square kilometres. The City of Wanneroo 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 fire fighting area consists of coastal dunes and gently undulating sand country with numerous outcrops of limestone and caprock. The vegetation of the district includes large areas of pine plantations, swamps, heavy bush areas, rural properties and buildings.
The City of Wanneroo Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade consists of four brigades with about 165 volunteer members who work rostered times 12 months of the year. Assistance is given to the WA Fire and Rescue Service and DPaW when requested.
The City of Wanneroo Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade fire fighting fleet consists of six light tanker 4x4 appliances, two heavy duty 4x4 appliances, one light duty 4 x 4 appliance, 1 12,000Lt bulk water tanker, one 4x4 fire support dual cab utility, mobile canteen and a bus which is fitted out as an incident control vehicle plus the resources of the City of Wanneroo if necessary, for example, a front end loader and a 13,000 heavy water tanker.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer fire fighter or support officer?
View our Bushfire Volunteer brochure below or visit one of the bushfire brigade websites:
City of Wanneroo contacts
Chief Bush Fire Control Officer / Community Emergency Services Manager
Tyron McMahon – 9301 3910
Volunteer Deputy Chief Bushfire Control Officers
Stephen Foureur – 0427 026 005
Greg Pobar – 0409 437 990
Brigade Captains/Fire Control Officers
Wanneroo: Evan Lawrence – 0427 026 521
Quinns Rocks: David Phoenix – 0428 498 779
Wanneroo Fire Support: Lance Duivenbode – 0427 026 006
Two Rocks: Cora Babenschneider – 0427 026 000
For further information on fire control, please contact the Chief Bush Fire Control Officer on 9301 3911.
Volunteering with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) encourages members of the public to enquire about joining their local emergency service at any time of the year by calling 1800 628 141.
Take the opportunity to join up, train and be ready to help out when your local community needs you.
Note: Emergency Services Levy
The Emergency Services Levy (ESL) is collected on behalf of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) in the City's annual rates. Find out more by clicking below.