At this time the Gisborne Fire Brigade is only accepting expressions of interest to become an operational fire fighter from members of the Gisborne Community who are available to respond to emergency calls during normal daytime working hours or non-operational support members.  If your availability is outside working hours, you may be placed on a waiting list until a position becomes available.

How do I sign up?

Do you feel you could make a contribution to your community and do you work well in teams, do you like to make new friends, learn new skills and be a part of one of the southern hemispheres largest volunteer community based teams?

After you establish contact, the Brigades recruitment officer will email you an information and application pack. Once you have read and completed the information and application pack, email this back to the recruitment officer. Once received your application will be reviewed and you may be invited to an interview. From this stage you will need to complete a further application to the CFA and attend at least 3 meetings before the brigade will vote to accept you as a member of the brigade.

Many people in our community can offer a wide variety of skills and interests and you may be able to offer your time as a firefighter or non-operational support member.

Non-operational support members assist the brigade with administration and day to day support of the brigade. Non-operational support members may also be utilised in incident control centers, assisting incident controllers with administration tasks.

To become an operational volunteer CFA fire fighter, you are required to undertake a minimum skills basic firefighting course called bushfire firefighter course, designed to give you a working knowledge of firefighting skills. This course takes approximately 3 months before qualifying you to attend emergency callouts. Typically this course runs twice a year and members are required to attend 1 week night per week, with some full weekend training as well.

Class 2011

Our volunteer firefighters undertake:

  • Firefighting
  • Brigade admin
  • Community education
  • Community safety programs
  • Fundraising
  • Training co-ordination
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Media & public relations

 As the fire station is not manned at all times please email the recruitment officer:

Or call the CFA

1800 677 813 (Free Call)