Once accepted as a recruit, you will be advised of the next scheduled Recruit Training Course.

Recruit Training is normally run over one night and three full days (all run after hours or on weekends) and consists of the following:

Volunteer Firefighter Induction

Run over a couple of hours, this is a quick introduction to Emergency Services in WA and will introduce you to your firefighter training.

Introduction to Firefighting

The first course all firefighters undertake, it includes both theory and practical components and gives you your first opportunity to “squirt some water”.

The course includes topics such as:

  • Teamwork and safety
  • Basic fire theory
  • Incident command and control
  • Radio communications
  • Use and maintain equipment

Bush Fire Firefighting

Run over 2 full days, this is your first specialist “Bush Fire” training, the course provides you the basic understanding of bushfires and how to work safely in extinguishing them.

The course includes topics such as:

  • Bush fire behaviour
  • Bush fire suppression
  • Map Reading
  • Bush fire safety awareness
  • Hand tools

After completing your “recruit training” you will be assigned a mentor and can start attending brigade burns and incidents (under supervision).

There are numerous other training opportunities once you have completed your basic training, including:

  • AIIMS Awareness
  • Structural Firefighting
  • Crew Leader Advanced Bush Fire
  • Pump Operations
  • On and Off Road Driving
  • First Aid/AED
  • Sector Commander
  • Machine Supervision
  • Ground Controller
  • Trainer/Assessor