We welcome new members and we offer a multitude of roles other than firefighting. Firefighting, station officer, communications, catering, logistics, planning and aviation support are all critical – there is a job for everyone in our Brigade.

If you are thinking of joining the Mt Wilson/Mt Irvine Rural Fire Brigade, you will need to:

  • Join the NSW Rural Fire Service. Approach one of the Mt Wilson/Mt Irvine Brigade members who will help you through the joining process.
  • This involves 
  1. Complete RFS membership application at the Mt Wilson Fire Station. You will need 100 points ID plus two extra cards, which means for example we will need to see your passport, drivers licence, plus 2 other cards (credit cards, medicare card, etc.).We then send the application into the RFS for processing.
  2. Complete online Volunteer Induction (VI) and Safety Induction (SI) courses.  Go to https://fuel.rfs.nsw.gov.au/ and login as a guest (down near bottom of login options). You will need to provide a name so that the RFS can cross refer your online completion with your membership later on. Complete the VI and SI courses. You can do these as many times as you like, so don’t worry about getting something wrong as you do them. 
  3. When you visit the fire station, one of us has to take you through a practical assessment of your SI course. This is quite simple and nothing to be worried about. The goal is for us to make sure you get through.
  • The membership forms will need to be signed by the Captain, Senior Deputy, a Deputy Cation or Training Officer of the Brigade.
  • Following this you commence formal training to become a bushfire fighter or a support person. We need as many support people as we do operational fire fighters.

It will help you to understand the process if you review the pdf 10 Steps to Becoming a Volunteer (95 KB) before you make a final decision.

We welcome new members and encourage you to join. Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.