Bushfire Ready Groups and Volunteers

Bushfire Ready Groups 

Bushfire Ready is a community led program that encourages local residents to learn about planning and preparing for bushfires by working together.

For information on Bushfire Ready Groups and other bushfire preparedness resources visit the DFES Prepare for a Bushfire website page.

To find out more about Bushfire Ready Groups within the Shire of Dardanup please contact the Emergency Management Officer 9724 0347.

Email: records@dardanup.wa.gov.au

Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades

Would you like to become a Volunteer Fire Fighter? Then why not join one of the Shire of Dardanup’s 8 Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades and learn how to prevent fires and be trained in fire fighting!

Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades protect the community, as well as attend fires all around the state and at times across the country. 

Male and female volunteers are very welcome.  No experience is necessary 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 a 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.  

Some of our brigades also have 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.

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 your local brigade or Emergency Management Officer on 9724 0347 or email brigade@dardanup.wa.gov.au.