Tasmania Fire Service
Beyond our four career brigades, all fire brigades in Tasmania are made up of highly skilled and dedicated volunteers drawn from the local community. Approximately 5,000 volunteers operate from over 200 stations in the suburban areas, larger towns and rural areas across the State.
Most TFS volunteers participate as operational firefighters. This involves responding to emergency incidents such as bush fires, structure fires, motor vehicle incidents, chemical spills, etc.
Other volunteers participate as members who support the brigade's operational firefighters in areas like community fire safety, junior development, fundraising, communications, brigade administration and equipment maintenance.
Many people who decide to become volunteers are motivated by a desire to do something for their community and help others in need.
However, there are other aspects to volunteering which people also find very appealing, such as:
- Educating the community about fire safety
- Continually learning and practicing useful skills
- Doing physical work
- Belonging to a team
- Forming friendships and socialising together
When you join a brigade you become part of a large team who have an important job to do for their community.
In many smaller locations the volunteer fire brigade provides a focal point for the community. It may be the only place where members of the community are able to regularly come together as a group for a shared purpose.
Who Are TFS Volunteers?
Tasmania's fire brigades are made up of approximately 5,000 volunteers who operate from 232 stations in the suburban areas, larger towns and rural areas across the State.
Volunteers come from all parts of the community, different backgrounds and a wide range of ages.
Men and women of every trade, profession and calling become volunteers with the Tasmania Fire Service.
Volunteers are found in isolated rural areas and in country towns; they live in the big cities, the suburbs and the five and ten acre blocks on the urban fringe.
They are people just like YOU.
For more information about becoming a TFS volunteer, contact your local brigade directly or through the TFS Regional Office in your part of the State. When you make contact with the brigade the brigade chief will normally invite you along to visit the brigade on one of its training nights.
The Tasmania Fire Service also welcomes and appreciates young people in the community getting involved in their local brigade. If you're young and one day you would like to become a volunteer or career firefighter, there's no better way to start than joining up as junior or cadet member. Why not contact your local brigade and find out if they have a junior and cadet program? If they have, you will need to get your parent's consent in order to join.
If you, or someone you know would like to join or need more information about becoming a volunteer with the Tasmania Fire Service
6336 5633 (Northern Region)
6434 6700 (North West Region)
6230 8400 (Southern Region)
go to www.fire.tas.gov.au
Fill in the expression of interest form if you would like us to contact you with further information on joining the Tasmania Fire Service as a volunteer.