*** RECRUITING ***
RESIDENTS IN THE FOLLOWING AREA:
Ingleside Rural Fire Brigade started our first Community Fire Unit (CFU) for the above residents in 2016 with a group of 13 Ingleside RFS - CFU volunteers.
What is a CFU?
Community Fire Units or CFU’s are members of the local community who join the NSW Rural Fire Service and are provided with the skills, knowledge, confidence and awareness to assist in protecting your home and homes of your neighbours from bush fires.
Do I have to train?
Yes, you will be trained in Bush Fire Survival Plans and Fire Danger Ratings, Bush Fire behaviour and CFU equipment and be assessed in Safety and Teamwork.
Will it cost a lot of my time?
The course and assessment will take one (1) day. After that you will need to attend two 3 hour training sessions per year to keep your skills and knowledge fresh.
Do I get protective clothing?
Upon completion of your one (1) days training you will be issued with Personal Protective Clothing (the 'blue uniform') including; pants, jacket, helmet, boots, goggles and gloves.
Will I be an RFS member?
Yes, you will be a volunteer member of the Ingleside Rural Fire Brigade, Community Fire Unit and are a fully insured RFS CFU member. You are not expected to crew fire trucks, or provide assistance beyond protecting your homes and homes of your neighbours.
How can I join the CFU?
YOU MUST RESIDE IN:
Register your interest via email to be updated on the next information session to: InglesideCaptain@googlegroups.com including your:
CFU Recruiting Area
Need Bushfire Safety Advice?
Like a visit from an experienced Field Officer from Ingleisde Brigade to give you Bushfire Safety tips around your home at no cost? Email our Captain InglesideCaptain@googlegroups.com
Visits: 10am to 4pm
Saturday and Sundays