We need more volunteers
Serve your community
Weekly training every Wednesday night
Different Ways to Volunteer
Our volunteers are broadly split into different roles - each are essential to our brigades ability to function well and respond to the needs of our community.
Urban Firefighter | Kaitīnei Ahi
Volunteer Urban Firefighters respond to a wide range of emergencies. They are trained to do their jobs safely and learn skills that are not just relevant to firefighting, but also beneficial to other aspects of life. Fires make up about a third of call-outs with most incidents being medical emergencies and motor vehicle crashes.
Rural Firefighter | Kaitīnei Ahi Taiwhenua
Volunteer Rural Firefighters primarily respond to vegetation fires and medical emergencies. However, they may also respond to other types of emergencies such as structure fires and motor vehicle crashes. Rural Firefighters do not wear breathing apparatus and often use hand tools and water additives to extinguish a fire, especially when there is limited water available.
Operational Support | Kaitautoko Mahinga
Operational support volunteers respond to emergencies and support our firefighters. They carry out tasks to help keep the crew and the public safe during incidents. For example, managing traffic and pedestrians, closing roads, transporting equipment and providing lighting and refreshments.
Brigade Support | Kaitautoko Umanga
Not all volunteers respond to incidents. Brigade Support volunteers are key to the success of our brigade, completing administrative tasks and other duties that help keep the brigade running smoothly. Brigade Support is perfect for someone who wants to help out non-operationally.