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Members are also often called on to help the New Zealand Fire Service members fight fires in Wellington city.
Wellington Rural Fire Service
The official fire season runs from 1 October to 31 April. During this time, Fire Force volunteers are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Volunteers average about 20 emergency call outs a year around the region.
If you would like more information on becoming a volunteer, read to the website and brochure below.
Wellington Rural Fire Force
Wellington Rural Fire Force Brochure (317KB PDF)
New recruits are trained to NZQA fire and rescue industry training standards. Volunteers must hold a minimum of four unit standards before being allowed to take part in genuine fire fighting.
Volunteers are trained in a range of fire-fighting skills including:
Volunteering for the Fire Force is likely to be very hot and very hard. But there's also great camaraderie and satisfaction in learning how to fight fires to save property and lives.
The Fire Force is located in Tawa and administered by the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO). The group trains for 3 to 4 hours a week in the summer months to maintain a high level of fitness. This reduces to fortnightly over winter.
The Fire Force also holds social functions throughout the year for members and their families.
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