Personnel, Vehicles and Equipment


Our staff are highly experienced professionals from a range of backgrounds including government fire and rescue services, rural fire and auxillary stations, Australian Defence Force services, as well as international personnel with extensive emergency response experience. Our recruitment ensures that we only recruit personnel with a high standard of qualifications that meet our capability requirements. Staff qualifications include:

  • Certificate IV – Public Safety (Fire Fighting Supervision or equivalent) –Team Leader roles
  • Certificate II or III – Public Safety (Firefighting Operations / Firefighting and Emergency Operations or equivalent) – Team Member roles
  • PUAFIR306B Render Hazardous Materials Incidents Safe
  • PUAFIR308B Employ Personal Protection at a Hazardous Materials Incident
  • PUASAR005B or PUASAR025A Undertake Confined Space Rescue
  • PUASAR002B or PUASAR024A Undertake Road Crash Rescue
  • PUASAR004B or PUASAR032A Undertake Vertical Rescue 
  • MEM15004B Perform Inspection (Height Safety) or equivalent
  • PUAEQU001B Prepare, maintain and test response equipment
  • Fire Safety Advisor (Current)
  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Current manual drivers license and Medium Rigid (MR) or Heavy Rigid (HR)
  • Current Applied First Aid Certificate
  • CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry “White Card’


CPAF&R maintains a comprehensive fleet of emergency service vehicles including fire tenders, urban pumpers, 4WD strikers and 4WD fire trailers. Our fleet is capable of being used in any environment at any site. Our vehicles are maintained to the highest standards and we maintain comprehensive service records to ensure our vehicles are available to respond at a moment’s notice.


The selection of our equipment is fit for purpose to ensure we have the best ability to service any incident requiring our assistance. With both domestic and international experience, our expert staff have identified equipment equivalent to professional fire and rescue services and where possible, exceeding Australian Standards. With a comprehensive servicing contract in place, our equipment is maintained in accordance with the relevant manufacturer’s recommendations.

More Information

For further information on our fire & rescue services, please contact us