All volunteer firefighters are required to complete basic training and demonstrate competency in the field under supervised conditions prior to attending any fires.
Training courses are conducted several times a year, with a break during the summer months. Volunteers can enrol in courses either at the Mundaring Firefighters School or through DFES Training Academy. All training is provided to help you gain the skills to safely and correctly combat fires and situations as they develop.
The basic training pathway for all volunteer bushfire firefighters is:
- Induction (provided at the Brigade when an application for membership is completed)
- Introduction to Firefighting
- Bush Firefighting
- Structural Firefighting
- WAERN (Radio use )
Beyond this, there are more advanced courses available through the Mundaring Fire School and DFES.
All training for the Brigade is coordinated by the Brigade Training Officer who will assist you with your nominations for courses.
Volunteers can up skill their skill sets by attending advance courses throughout their involvement with the brigade, some of these higher level courses help to develop skills that can be used not just on the fire ground but also with people personal and work lives. Some of these courses are
- Crew Leader
- Sector Commander
- 1st Aid
- Leadership Fundamentals
- Level 1 Incident controller
As a fire fighter you choose how far and how advanced you would like to train to, but all fire fighters must have the basic training to attend fires.