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Join CFS - Become a Volunteer

The Victor Harbor CFS is currently seeking persons within the Victor Harbor area who may be interested in becoming active volunteers either in on one of its three fire-fighting Brigades or its Operational Support Brigade.

The community relies on people, from all walks of life, to give their time to become members of the SA Country Fire Service (CFS).  Men and women throughout South Australia are very welcome to join.

CFS Volunteer Information:

What Do CFS Volunteers Do?

Regardless of which role(s) you wish to undertake the CFS will provide full training by experienced and qualified trainers.

The CFS offers a range of roles including:

  1. Firefighter
  2. Radio Operation
  3. Catering
  4. Administration Support
  5. Operational Support
  6. Community Education
  7. Fundraising.
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you will be working side by side with other volunteers in times of emergency and you will learn new and valuable skills that will assist you in day-to-day life and in your workplace.

Most of all you get to help make your community a safer place to live in and enjoy the support of the rest of your community for your efforts.

All members of the Service will tell you that the personal benefits they receive more than compensate for the time invested.


What Will it Cost Me?

Basically your time and dedication.

Volunteers are expected to attend Brigade training sessions that usually occur on a weekly basis. You will be told how much time you are expected to commit when you speak with your local Brigade.

As a CFS volunteer you are not expected to pay for your protective clothing uniform. You will be provided with all the training and equipment necessary to undertake your role.

How Do I Become a Volunteer?

If you are interested in joining with the Victor Harbor CFS, you should contact one of Brigades close to your area.  To see Brigade coverage maps for the Victor Harbor area, click on one of the following Brigade pages or contact links.

Hindmarsh Valley CFS Brigade Information page

or      Hindmarsh Valley contacts page

Lower Inman CFS Brigade Information page

or      Lower Inman contacts page

Waitpinga CFS Brigade Information page

or      Waitpinga contacts page

CFS Ops Support Brigade Information page

or      CFS Ops Support contacts page

If you would like to join the CFS outside of the Victor Harbor area, you can call the CFS Recruitment Hotline on 1300 364 587 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1300 364 587      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or register your interest online.

What Will Happen Next?

Before you are able to join, you must agree to a Confidential Criminal Records Check that is conducted by the South Australian Police. 

You can obtain a copy of the form from your local Brigade. All instructions and postal details are included on the form. 

Once the Confidential Criminal Records Check has been undertaken you will receive a letter from the Chief Officer to inform you if you are able to apply to your local Brigade or if your application has been rejected.

If you are able to apply take the letter to the Brigade Captain or Administrative Officer.

Your application to join is voted on by the Brigade members at a General meeting. The Brigade may accept, reject or defer your application.

If you are accepted you will be on probation for six (6) months. During this time you must successfully complete Basic Fire-fighter 1 training.

 

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CFS Firefighters

Volunteer Firefighters are trained to deal with all kinds of emergencies including:

  1. Bush and grass fires
  2. Structural fires
  3. Storm damage and floods
  4. Motor vehicle crashes
  5. Hazardous chemical spills
  6. Industrial accidents

CFS Operational Support

Operational Support members provide a range of services such as:

  1. Radio operations
  2. Logistics
  3. Catering
  4. Administration.  

CFS Cadets

The Victor Harbor CFS Group also runs a Cadet program - click here for information about our cadets

 

We look forward to hearing from you if you are interested in becoming a CFS volunteer or would like more information about being a volunteer. Goto Contacts Page