The Brigade operates as a 24/7 emergency response to bushfires or incident support to other brigades, as members we will receive a turnout message from DFES Comcenter which receive all Triple 000 calls for the state of WA, from there the Comcenter will despatch the brigades responsible for the area the incident is occurring. As a member we receive a text message on our mobile phone, once received we then attend the station and turnout as required.
Within the brigade we have a Brigade Leadership Team which are elected each year, this team manages the brigade with all matters except operational matters.
Captain / Fire Control Officer
Recent changes to our Constitution in accordance with the Shire of Mundaring Local Laws have resulted in the merging of the FCO and Captain roles into a single postion known as the Captain.
The Captain carries all of the powers of the FCO under the Bushfires Act and is the most senior operational officer of the Brigade The Captain is responsible for the efficient and proper functioning of the Brigade from an operational perspective and is expected to have a expert knowledge of fire suppression and management, the ability to interpret and apply legislation and a proven capacity to supervise, develop, motivate and promote working relationships within the Brigade.
The 1st Lieutenant is responsible for organising the fire crews – especially on the fire-ground and during extended operations. The 1st Leeutenant also ensures that the Brigade roster is kept up to date and functional.
Lieutenants are considered to be senior fire-fighters and may be next in line to take over as Captain. Generally, lieutenants are also Team Leaders, and are therefore responsible for organising their respective teams.
Firefighters can be allocated to the Day Team, a Rostered Team or part of the Reserve Team. All firefighters are provided with all necessary training and personal protective equipment to allow them to safely attend bushfires.
The light tanker serves as a fast attack appliance, capable of negotiating most situations likely to be encountered in regional areas. The light tanker is a versatile appliance, having the capability of being used at incidents such as bushfires and structural fires. Light Tankers carry 550 ltrs of Water.
The Rural 1.4 Tanker is a 4 wheel drive truck carrying 1000 Litres. Members will be provided with driver training, as operators need a MR licence.