The Riddells Creek Fire Brigade always encourage and welcome new
members to the organisation. The diverse array of people within
the brigade include tradesmen, students, small business owners,
shift workers, white collar workers, technicians and stay - at -
home mothers and fathers. There is a place in the brigade for people
from all walks of life.
Minimum Skills Program
become an active fire-fighter, there are some minimum basic fire-fighting
skills you need to learn before you can begin responding to emergencies.
These basic skills are what’s referred to as the “Minimum
Skills” program and the training for this takes place here
at the Riddells Creek Fire Station and typically involves 1 night
of training a week for 3 months. Such skills covered in the training
include an understanding of:
Wildfire Suppression strategies and tactics.
Communications and radio operation
Personal Protection measures
After completing the minimum training, as a new
recruit you will be issued with a pager and your protective uniform.
Then you’ll be ready to begin attending emergency calls.
completing your minimum training, you’ll then have the opportunity
to participate in other training courses to develop other skills
Driving vehicles and attaining Medium Rigid
Leadership and management
Non-Fire Fighting Roles
However, fire fighting isn’t for all
of us! If you think you’re one of these people then don’t
worry, there are many other ways you can support the local fire
brigade that doesn’t involve fighting fires. Such roles include…
Brigade admin and book-keeping
Catering for large incidents
How to Join
If you are considering becoming a member
of the Riddells Creek Fire Brigade we suggest you come down on Sunday
mornings from 10am onwards and introduce yourself to the team and
begin the training process.
Otherwise you can contact the brigade on
5428 6000 for further information or visit
the CFA website at www.cfa.vic.gov.au