Secret Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue
There are over 2,000 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (VFRS) members from 88 brigades in Western Australia who provide firefighting and prevention services throughout the state.
VFRS firefighters undertake a range of responsibilities including:
Containing hazardous material spills
Road crash rescue
Fire safety education
Through comprehensive training, VFRS firefighters learn to operate the wide range of equipment, vehicles and appliances used for fire suppression including charged hose lines, portable pumps, tankers and communications.
DFES provides VFRS training in:
- Personal and team safety
- Structural and bushfire fighting
- First aid
- Vehicle driving both on and off road
- Leadership and emergency management procedures
For incidents involving road crash rescues and hazardous materials emergencies, specialised equipment such as the ‘jaws of life’ hydraulic rams, cutters and spreaders, decontamination equipment and protective clothing are used.