Camden Haven Rural Fire Brigade is hosting an open day in June in a bid to attract new members.
The community is invited to enjoy a free sausage sizzle and explore the station on Sunday, June 17 from 10am to 2pm.
The brigade is entirely made up of volunteers, and captain Ron Morris said it’s a membership of community minded people.
“We offer fire protection and other assistance within the Camden Haven area,” he said.
Kew, Kendall, Logans Crossing, Brother Glen, Herons Creek, Bobs Creek, Batar Creek, Ross Glen, Middle Brother make up the primary area of protection for the brigade.
Mr Morris said the brigade is seeking new members to boost the ageing membership to ensure it’s kept as a fully functional unit for the future.
Training to be part of the brigade involves a compulsory basic fire fighters course which can be done online, with a practical assessment at completion.
Mr Morris said there is an opportunity for additional training including as advanced fire fighter and crew leader, fire vehicle response drivers, communication officers, chainsaw operators, senior first aid, aviation assistance, catering and welfare.
All training, clothing and equipment is provided is free and is nationally accredited. Membership is open to all community minded residents from the age of 16-years-old.
The station is located at 179 Kendall Road, Kew. There is a monthly meeting on every third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm.
For more information please contact captain Ron Morris on 6585 7112 or 0408 216 885. Alternatively secretary Allan Hagney is available on 6559 4038 or 0428 594 038.