The Morphett Vale CFS brigade relies on volunteers to provide a professional fire service to our community. All members involved in the brigade volunteer their time freely without receiving payment for their services.

Our members are made up of a wide variety of people, including students, trades people, professionals, Government employees and other emergency services staff.

Morphett Vale CFS Volunteers come from all different walks of life
CFS Volunteers come from many different backgrounds

As a volunteer you will be working side by side other volunteers in times of emergency,  you will learn new and valuable skills that will assist you in day-to-day life and in your workplace. You get to help make your community a safer place to live in and enjoy the support of the rest of your community for your efforts. All members of the service will tell you that the personal benefits they receive more than compensate for the time invested.

Recruit firefighters undergo an intensive three month training course held every Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Some of the topics covered in these training sessions include:

  • Induction
  • Equipment familiarisation
  • Working with Hoses & Branches
  • Operate pumps
  • Operate hydrants
  • Operate ladders
  • Communications
  • Operate fire extinguishers
  • Fire ground tactics / S.O.P's
  • Numerous drills and live fire exercises

As well as completing the in-house recruit course, all new fire fighters are required to undertake the CFS 'Basic Fire Fighting 1' course held over a weekend. Upon successful completion of the BFF1 course the recruits graduate to become operational fire fighters in the Morphett Vale CFS.

If you are interested in joining the Morphett Vale CFS, there are a number of pre-requisites that must be met before an application can be processed:

  • You live within a 4 minute radius of the station;
  • There is a vacant position within the Brigade - Morphett Vale CFS manages a ceiling of 50 members at any one time;
  • You are physically fit and healthy;
  • You are able to attend our regular training on Monday evenings and some Wednesday evenings at during the recruit training phase
  • You have good availability to respond to emergency incidents
  • You are over 16 years of age
  • You are able to produce 100 points of ID and pass a police clearance

Recruit training is held on Monday and Wednesday evenings

Once the basic training is completed members can conduct various courses

It is anticipated that we will be holding an information session in mid April 2017 for all persons that are interested in joining the brigade.

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in joining the brigade you can contact us on 8382 8489, or via email, or through the brigade Facebook page.

All applicants are required to provide 100 points of identification so that a police record check can be conducted, if you can supply the appropriate documents for identification when you attend the station it will speed up the recruiting process.

Alternatively you can email the brigade recruiting officer here.