Fire service volunteers

Volunteer firefighters

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Our volunteers are the backbone of our organisation. Providing fire response within the major towns and communities and road crash rescue response along much of the Territories major road network.

With remote area fire stations often hundreds of miles apart, it is imperative that community based fire and rescue volunteers have the facilities, equipment and the training to effectively undertake emergency response activities.

As a volunteer you may be called upon to assist our full-time firefighters or local police or respond with just other brigade members. But it’s not just about fighting fires or road crash rescue. Our volunteers enjoy a range of challenging experiences including:

  • Fighting bushfires.
  • Assisting in bushfire hazard reduction by early season burning off.
  • Motor vehicle accidents.
  • Floods.
  • Cyclones.
  • Community fire safety education opportunities.

In some communities fire and rescue volunteers respond to all types of incidents, as the nearest career firefighters are quite often based hundred of kilometres away.

Volunteer members respond in the first instance to emergency calls within their district. They may also attend emergencies in other volunteer fire brigade areas when requested to assist at major incidents.

For more information contact 08 8946 4160 or email firevolunteercoordination@pfes.nt.gov.au