The Blue Mountains District of the Rural Fire Service is made up of volunteers from all walks of life - men and women from different cultural backgrounds, age groups and professions.
Rural fire brigades are a reflection of every local community, with a number across the Mountains.
Becoming a volunteer firefighter is easier than most people think. Local brigades offer training ranging from bush firefighting, village firefighting and first aid to breathing apparatus operation.
We don’t just offer firefighting roles, we have a multitude of areas that require volunteers. Communications, catering, logistics, planning and aviation support are critical – there is a job for nearly everyone in the RFS.
We rely heavily on the support of people from all backgrounds and cultures in our community. The people that make up our Service are as different as the society that we protect.
The minimum age to join the Rural Fire Service as a volunteer is 16, if you are under the age of 16 please enqire about our Cadet Program.
If you are thinking of joining the NSW RFS see our Membership Application Process and Enquires page.
Here is an Application Form to join your local brigade.
You will also need to read the Volunteer Membership General Instructions, Volunteer Membership Summary of Changes and Code of Conduct and Ethics for Volunteers which are located here.
For more general information about joining the RFS and/or our cadet programs please contact our Volunteer Relations Unit on firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact Volunteer Relations if you wish to obtain information or seek guidance and direction on matters pertaining to Volunteer management.
We can help with the following:
Volunteer Relations offers an avenue for those who wish to make recommendations relating to the ongoing improvement of the Service, and volunteer management. You can contact Volunteer Relations via email at email@example.com or phone 1800 NSW RFS (679 737).
To check on your application to join the RFS, please contact the Service Membership Unit on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The volunteers of the RFS now also have a dedicated website, MyRFS, from which they can access their personal and brigade information.
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