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Becoming a member of the NSW Rural Fire Service

There are many reasons to join the NSW RFS. You may want to protect your families, your friends, your home and assets, your community, and your way of life.

Volunteering also offers the opportunity to learn new and valuable skills that will not only assist you in your voluntary role but in day to day life and even your workplace.  It is also an opportunity to meet people you wouldn’t normally meet.

For many of our members, it’s also about being part of a wonderful tradition and an organisation with a very proud history.

What role can I play?

The NSW RFS relies on a team of dedicated women and men who fulfil a range of important roles including:

  • Firefighting
  • Administration
  • Communications
  • Catering
  • Community Education
  • Community Engagement
  • Training
  • Operational Logistics Support
  • Welfare Support
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Youth Development

No matter what your experience, there’s a role for nearly everyone.

How do I join?

If you wish to join Moss Vale RFB you can come to our shed on our training night to get the application form,

Shed Location: 49 Berrima Rd, Moss Vale,
Training night: Wednesday Night from approximately 18:00

Alternatively you can download the Application form and complete it before coming to the shed.

What is the application process?

Once you’ve completed an application form we will conduct an informal interview with you. The interview will cover the types of things you can expect as a volunteer of the NSW RFS, what your voluntary role will involve and what the NSW RFS expects from its members. During the interview, you will need to bring along 100 points of identification.

It is important for the NSW RFS to make an assessment about each applicant’s suitability for membership because our volunteers hold a position of trust within the community. Background checks are an important step in this process, and a criminal history check will be conducted after your application form is completed and your interview has been conducted.

If your application for membership is successful, you will be accepted as a probationary member of the brigade for a minimum period of six months. During this time you can undertake some activities and training, and at the end of the probationary period your brigade will vote on whether to accept you as an ordinary member.