Emergency Service Volunteering

Volunteer Fire Fighter

There are many roles that can be undertaken in a Bush Fire Brigade, from active firefighting, radio operations community safety and incident support, with the Shire providing training and personal protective equipment.

Some of the benefits you can get from joining your local volunteer bush fire brigade are;

  • Serve your community
  • Learn new skill and knowledge
  • Being challenged to increase your skills and knowledge
  • Personal satisfaction
  • Make new friendships
  • Belonging to a dedicated and respected team

If you would like to consider joining a volunteer bush fire brigade please contact your local Bush Fire Control Officer or the Shire’s Community Emergency Services Manager (CESM).

To contact the Community Emergency Services Manager call the Shire Office on (08) 9848 0300 or email enquiries@denmark.wa.gov.au.

Training

Contact the Community Emergency Services Manager for information on accredited training courses for Volunteer Bush Fire Fighters.

State Emergency Service

SES WAThe Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) oversees a volunteer State Emergency Service that operates in Denmark and can provide assistance for storm damage, land search rescue, flood damage and general rescue.

As the SES is manned by volunteers they are always interested in residents that may wish to join.

People wanting to join the SES can attend a monthly training session which is held at 7pm, on the first Tuesday of the month at the unit building located on Zimmerman Street or by contacting the DFES, Albany Regional Office on 9845 5000.

Fire and Rescue

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) oversees a Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service in Denmark that is equipped with two appliances to attend structural fires, HAZMAT incidents, Motor vehicle accidents and assist the Shire’s bush fire brigades in controlling bush fires. 

As the volunteer fire and rescue service is manned by volunteers they are always interested in residents who reside within the Denmark town site that may wish to join. People wanting to join the volunteer Fire and Rescue Service can attend a monthly training session which is held at 6pm; on the first Monday night of the month (except on  public holidays) at the fire station on Hoarsley Road or contact the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Albany Regional office on 9845 5000.

Sea Rescue

The Denmark Sea Rescue Group is overseen by the department of fire and emergency services (DFES) and is run by local volunteers. The group is equipped with two boats, one suitable for ocean rescue and the other for inland waters and training purposes.

The groups main function is to be on hand for quick response to incidents at sea or in inland waters (Wilson inlet). In addition the group operates radio sub bases for local boaties to log on and off using VHF marine radio on channel 22.  As with most volunteer organizations the group is always looking for extra local volunteers for rescue crew or radio operators.

Anyone with an interest in this activity can attend the monthly meeting on the first Thursday of each month at Denmark angling club ocean beach or call Derek Stone on 98482398/043365108 to enquire.