Wanneroo Central Brigade was established in April 1962. The Brigade provides a fire prevention and suppression service for the City of Wanneroo, which encompasses an area of 685 square kilometres. It also renders assistance at incidents within the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ (DBCA) tenure and the gazetted fire districts controlled by the WA Fire and Rescue Service (FRS). In addition, our appliances and crews are frequently deployed to incidents out of area, responding to requests for assistance from across Australia.
Our bush firefighting area consists of coastal dunes and gently undulating sand country, with numerous outcrops of limestone and caprock. The vegetation of the district includes large areas of pine plantations, swamps, heavy bush areas, coastal heath land and rural properties.
We have approximately 80 volunteer members who crew a firefighting fleet of four fire trucks 24/7, 365 days a year. In addition to emergency response, the Brigade specialises in hazard reduction/prescribed burning, community engagement and fire-use supervision (i.e. fireworks).
Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades operate under their respective Local Government and are supported by DFES. They receive call-outs for car fires, scrub, bush and wildfires, storm damage and many other incidents. The Wanneroo Central Brigade is one of four (4) brigades in the City of Wanneroo Fire Services, along with Two Rocks, Quinns Rocks and Wanneroo Fire Support Brigades.