Marsden Park is one of the oldest Brigades in Blacktown.
We encounter a large variety of incident calls ranging from cats caught in trees, to large situations, such as the Canberra fires. Our major roll in fire fighting, because of our metropolitan location, is structure (or urban) type incidents. These range from motor vehicle accidents, fuel spills, rubbish fires and building fires.
Because of this we have become very skilled in our operational capability and our training is comprehensive. We expect our members to be so well trained that they can face anything, as we usually end up doing just that. It can be very hard and tiring, both training and t it away. A criminal record check will also be completed. You will then receive back a letter from the RFS with your Firezone Number. Take it to our monthly general meeting (1st Monday of the month), and the members will vote whether to accept you as a probationary member for 6 months. After the 6 months your membership will be reviewed and once again the members will vote whether to accept you as a full member.
During these 6 months you should be able to complete, or start, your Bush Firefighter (BF) training. Once your BF training is complete you will be able to attend incident calls, which will mainly be grass and small fires to start with until you obtain more experience. When you have enough experience you can then go on to do Village Firefighter (VF) training which enables you to attend structure fires.
Upon completion of these 2 courses there are many other specialist courses you can complete, which will give you a wider range of tasks and responsibilities. The sky is the limit. You can even branch out into communications or catering.
Please download the forms below if you wish to join the brigade or
if you have any questions