Halls Gap CFA

The Halls Gap CFA is a group of local volunteers trained in a range of skills who respond to fire emergencies and provide assistance to other emergency services when required.  Being a member of the brigade is not just about firefighting.

For those trained in firefighting roles include:

  • attending fires – bushfires and structural
  • conducting fuel reduction burns
  • attending road accident rescues
  • attending incidents involving hazardous materials
  • attending other emergencies including flood assistance
  • attending other types of rescue

Roles for those who choose not to be fire fighters but are keen to be a brigade member include:

  • community education programs
  • fundraising activities
  • brigade training
  • brigade equipment maintenance
  • media and public relations
  • multicultural liaison
  • brigade administration

Being a CFA volunteer can involve hard work, but the rewards are great.  As a member of the brigade you have the opportunity to:

  • develop leadership and people management capabilities
  • learn new skills that help you in your professional and personal life
  • receive accredited training
  • meet new friends
  • be part of Victoria’s largest volunteer team
  • achieve personal goals
  • put something back into your community
  • involve the whole family
  • receive discounts on goods and services through CFA’s Emergency Memberlink program

All members, both new and current have access to comprehensive training:

  • basic firefighting
  • pump operation
  • fire safety awareness
  • fire equipment maintenance
  • endorsed truck licence
  • first aid
  • leadership training
  • communications
  • breathing apparatus

The only cost to become a CFA Volunteer is your time. All training and equipment is provided by CFA as it is needed.

The time commitment will depend on the type of role within the brigade you choose.  The minimum age to become a CFA member is 16 years (16 & 17 years olds need parental consent).  People from all walks of life become CFA Volunteers.  It is a great place to meet new people and engage with the community.

The Halls Gap CFA is always keen to welcome new members.  If you are interested in joining the brigade please contact the Brigade Captain.