Volunteering for cyclones, fire and disasters

Volunteer with the NT Fire and Rescue Service

In remote areas that don’t have a nearby fire station, the Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service (NTFRS) relies on volunteers.

In some communities, fire and rescue volunteers respond to all types of incidents, with the nearest full-time firefighters often based hundreds of kilometres away.

As a volunteer you may be called upon to assist firefighters or local police in emergencies or natural disasters.

This could include:

  • fighting bushfires
  • bushfire hazard reduction by early season burning off
  • helping at vehicle accidents
  • helping during floods
  • helping during cyclones
  • teaching about fire safety.

Volunteer members respond in the first instance to emergency calls within their district.

They may also attend emergencies in other volunteer fire brigade areas when asked to help at major incidents.

How to volunteer

Find out more about volunteering with NTFRS on the Police, Fire and Emergency Services website or email firevolunteercoordination@pfes.nt.gov.au.

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Last updated: 19 August 2019

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