New Members

New Members Always Welcome

Ask anyone in a volunteer fire brigade what they struggle to obtain the most and the answer will always be "new members". A brigade as an entity lives and dies on the strength of its membership. Without fire fighters to man them, appliances are useless and without administration officers a brigade cannot be run day to day.

Regardless of the amount of time you can commit to a brigade, your availability to attend fires or your age, gender or physical ability, if you volunteer to join a fire brigade you will always be both welcomed and needed.

Becoming involved with your local volunteer bush fire brigade is a challenging and reward experience. Fighting fires requires skills and experience which your are unlikely to have needed before or know that you possess.


Joining your local fire brigade is as easy as contacting a brigade officer. Sawyers Valley brigade can be contacted here or you may phone the Fire Control Officer on 0417 970 895. If you would like to look around the brigade, its equipment and station or meet other members, the station is manned every Saturday morning from 9:30am. Sawyers Valley Bush Fire Station is located at 12 Ashstead Street Sawyers Valley.  See the Contact Information page for more details on getting in touch with an officer of Sawyers Valley brigade.


Fire fighters receive expert training in a diverse disciplines, from basic fire fighting, wild fire behaviour, leadership, emergency driving and first aid. Many of these skills can be transferred to other areas of your life including the work place. Training costs are covered by the Emergency Services Levy and many training courses award qualifications or certification.  Many of the courses are available from the Mundaring Firefighters School (MFS) which is fully accredited to deliver many Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) courses as well as MFS developed courses.

You Local Brigade

If you are interested in joining a volunteer bush fire brigade but don't live in the Sawyers Valley area, you will still be welcomed at your local brigade. More information about volunteer brigades can be found on the website.