Are you interested in joining the Blenheim Volunteer Fire Brigade as a firefighter? The Marlborough community, like most of NZ, relies on volunteers to help keep communities safe, and our local Blenheim brigade is always looking for more volunteers! We are particularly looking for volunteers who will be able to respond to emergencies during day-time hours, but we welcome all applicants.

There are also other opportunities to get involved that don't involve attending emergencies: delivering the FireWise program in schools, looking after fire fighter’s kids on station during call outs, helping with smoke alarms in homes.

If you would like to be part of a team that will become like a second family to you, we invite you to fill in the form below so that you can have a quick chat with the Blenheim chief, Nigel. After that, you will likely be invited to go along to the Monday evening training sessions (1830-2030). You will get to meet some of the team and have a chat with us to see if this is a suitable role for you. From there, we will assist in the next steps in the process which includes a police check, medical clearance, etc.

We also recommend checking out the Fire and Emergency website to read up about volunteering as a fire fighter and what is involved:

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Applicants must be at least 18 years old to volunteer but if they have their caregiver’s permission can be 16 or 17.
Our volunteers need to be New Zealand citizens, residents, or have a work visa.
People wishing to volunteer as a firefighter, or as a medical responder must undertake medical checks. Brigade support roles do not require medical checks.
Firefighters and medical first responders must undergo a medical test with their GP.

✅ Volunteers will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 for this role.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

Regular training night and some formal training courses.
Responding to emergencies: time varies but mostly daytime hours.

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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