All members and Office Bearers are Volunteers.
All members have undergone extensive training to various levels in order to prepare them for fire protection and other emergency response activities.
Hillside Rural Fire Brigade is one of 18 Brigades within the Baulkham Hills Shire. Funding for these Brigades is through the NSW State Government and the Baulkham Hill Shire Council with the day to day activities being administered through the Rural Fire Service (RFS) District Office at Kenthurst, which is manned by professional staff headed by the Fire Control Officer.
In addition to "callouts" in relation to bushfires, Hillside members are also called on to attend car fires and accidents, structure fires, storm and flood damage, out of area commitments, trapped animals and pets, as well as many other incidents.
All members have undergone extensive training to various levels in order to prepare them for fire protection activities.
Members also provide assistance to residents with advise on property protection from bushfire hazards, and can assist in the conduct of hazard reduction activities.
Donations to the Brigade and fund raising activities by the Brigade are used to provide and support additional specific equipment for the Brigade.
You want more information on HILLSIDE Brigade ??
If you would like to find out more about your local Brigade or what is involved in becoming a member or wish to become involved in some of the other support activities that go on behind the scenes, such as communications or catering, contact the Rural Fire Service District Office - Baulkham Hills on 02 9654 1244 Mon-Fri during business hours.
Alternatively, HILLSIDE Brigade has a meeting at the Fire Station at 8.00pm on the first Wednesday of each month - so just drop in.