We need more volunteers

We need more people to step up and join the team to help ensure our brigade can help keep our community safe. We have a range of roles available. As well as firefighters, we need people who can provide support at incidents, and help with administration and other tasks to keep our community safe. 

Serve your community

We provide an important service when people need us most. We attend around 200 callouts each year. As well as fires, our brigade responds to motor vehicle crashes, medical emergencies and other requests for help.

Weekly training every Wednesday night

We train our volunteers to save lives and respond to emergencies while getting home safe and well. During training, we practise current skills, learn new

ones and build a supportive team spirit that extends beyond our brigade. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside a group of dedicated and passionate individuals who share your passion for serving our community.

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.

What are the benefits?

Volunteering with us is a rewarding way to help our community. As well as the feel-good factor, you'll also:

Want to volunteer with us?

We do an important job in keeping our community safe and we’re looking for more locals to join our team. We welcome people from all walks of life.

If you’re in Tūrangi or the surrounding area, aged 18+ (or 16-17 with permission from your parent or guardian), a team player, and would like to contribute to your community, we would love to hear from you! Register your interest now using the form below.

By volunteering with us, you will be making a real difference in the lives of our community. Find out more about Volunteering with Fire and Emergency New Zealand.