The City of Wanneroo encompasses an area of 685 square kilometers. Wanneroo Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade provides a fire prevention and suppression service for the municipality with the exception of areas under the care and control of the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) and the gazetted fire districts controlled by the WA Fire and Rescue Service. However, the Brigade, Fire and Rescue Services and DEC often attend the same fires and work closely to extinguish the fire in the most effective and efficient way possible.
The 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, rural properties and buildings.
Wanneroo Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade consists of about 60 volunteer members who work rostered times 12 months of the year. Assistance is given to the WA Fire and Rescue Service and DEC when required. Over the years the brigade has, like many other volunteer Fire Brigades, changed to meet the needs of the community and has developed into what is now, an efficient and professional volunteer fire brigade which can adjust and apply itself to a vast array of incidents.
The firefighting fleet consists of 3 Light Tanker 4×4 units and 1 heavy duty 4.4 Rural Tanker. The Depot., where these appliances are stored, also houses Wanneroo Fire Support Brigade.