Any member of the public can join the CFS in a number of different roles. The best way to do this is by coming down to our station on a Monday evening when we’re training, or give us a call.
Primary roles within Mylor CFS
Being a firefighter involves responsibility, teamwork, hard-work and rewards. We are all responsible for our equipment being kept in good working order so that it is ready to use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can be called out to any kind of incident at any time. When someone rings 000 we are instantly notified via a pager and siren, we have to be ready for anything. All members do regular training and are taught and assessed on all aspects of emergency procedures. We all act as a team together, and rely on each other to get jobs done. We go to incidents where we work very hard in often very hot (or very cold), dirty (or wet) and exhausting conditions but the satisfaction of having done a job well and having helped someone else are rewards that far outweigh the efforts and time that we put in. Members can become firefighters from an age of 16 to 18 depending on their competence and maturity.
- Auxiliary Member
As an auxiliary member you support the brigade behind the scenes as a radio operator, managing equipment, business of the brigade, catering or providing support in our Op-Shop.
Mylor CFS accepts cadets from the age of 14 to 18, cadets train on a regular basis with firefighters but also train on their own sessions with the brigades cadet coordinator.