Join a volunteer emergency service in 2019

A group of Emergency Services volunteers in Canberra Volunteers provide frontline response to emergencies such as bushfires, storms and floods.

Canberra volunteers are a key part of the ACT Emergency Services Agency, providing frontline response to emergencies such as bushfires, storms and floods.

Volunteers also deliver education to the Canberra community on a range of hazards and how to prepare for them to reduce the impact.

If you are interested in volunteering there are a range of positions including rural firefighters, state emergency service volunteers, community education practitioners and community fire unit members.

  • ACT Fire & Rescue Community Fire Units are made up of residents in areas identified as at high risk to the threat of bushfire.  They are equipped and trained to provide basic protection of their homes during a bushfire in their local area.
  • ACT Rural Fire Service firefighters are trained and equipped to respond to bush and grass fires in the Territory and also provide support to other emergency services in various emergency situations.
  • ACT State Emergency Service members are trained to respond to storms and floods, as well as providing support to other emergency services as required.

More at esa.act.gov.au/join-the-esa/