South Warrandyte Fire Brigade is one of over 1200 volunteer fire brigades involving about 58,000 volunteer firefighters, over 400 career firefighters and officers and over 700 career and support administration staff, operating under the Country Fire Authority (CFA) banner throughout Victoria. This web site provides details about some of our community activities, a brief history of the brigade, information about becoming a member, our training activities and the types of emergency and other services that we provide.
South Warrandyte Fire Brigade has been providing services to the community since 1947. The brigade is based on the north-eastern fringe of Melbourne, and has responsibility for the suburbs of South Warrandyte, Park Orchards, North Ringwood, Warranwood and Donvale.
Fire brigades do more than simply put out fires and attend emergencies. South Warrandyte Fire Brigade works hard to ensure that the community is aware of the risks of fire and seeks to educate residents in protecting themselves from harm. As part of our commitment to community education, the brigade is involved in a number of community activities.
All labour to the brigade is provided on a volunteer basis - volunteers provide emergency services 24 hours every day, maintain the station and equipment, manage administrative and financial issues, deliver community education and liaise with other authorities. New recruits are always welcome.
As a member brigade of the Country Fire Authority (CFA), the members of South Warrandyte Fire Brigade have agreed to undertake the minimum skills training program. This program ensures that all operational members are fully trained to deal with all risks they might face - from bushfire to house fire, motor vehicle accidents to hazardous materials incidents.