1. About us

Our Brigade was formed in 1961 and has been protecting the town of Mount Barker and the surrounding districts for nearly fifty years.

Mount Barker Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service is located in the Shire of Plantagenet, based in the town of Mount Barker, Western Australia.  We are the only Fire & Rescue Service in the Shire.  Our role is supported by the many volunteer Bush Fire Brigades within the Shire, Fire & Rescue Service Brigades from Albany, Denmark and Kojonup and  Career Fire & Rescue Service from Albany.  We also have a good working relationship with the local St John’s Ambulance Service, Police and the State Emergency Service.

The Brigade is responsible for all fire and rescue emergencies within the town boundary (our gazetted fire district), for road crash/rescue and hazardous materials incidents within the Shire.  We also act in a support role for fires (mainly those involving structures, such as houses) where Bush Fire Brigades are the lead combat authority.

We have approximately twenty active members who, when they can, and if they can, drop what they are doing to turn out to fire and rescue emergencies.  Our management structure consists of the Captain, Lieutenant and Apparatus Officer, ably supported by a Secretary and Treasurer.

The Brigade has two appliances (fire fighting vehicles) and a rescue trailer.

Remember, we are volunteers.  We are not paid for what we do.  We have to leave our jobs, families & friends to attend incidents.  We don’t do it because we have to, we do it because we love our community and want to help keep everyone safe.

Please consider joining us!

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