Edithvale recently introduced the Brigade Support Team (BST), which offers valuable and vital non-operational support to the brigade that does not require any interest or involvement in operational firefighting activities (including training and response). The BST is actively involved in community facing activities representing the brigade and CFA and deliver events, community education, fundraising, operational support during major incidents and a range of other duties. The BST role is ideal for members of the community who hold administration, stakeholder management, event management, financial skills or simply want to be involved in their local community within a diverse team that deliver vital and respected services to the local and statewide community. BST roles are open to males and females of any age. In fact the BST is actively seeking people who may be available during business hours, which is ideal for retirees who want to remain active and have an interest or alternatively stay at home mothers. Full training and uniform is provided for BST roles.
At Edithvale, the BST is an extremely active part of the brigade Team that reflects its diversity in membership and activities it conducts within the community as well as being a vital component to the family orientation of the brigade, providing a conduit for family members involvement whilst still making a vital contribution to the brigade and community.
If you are interested in becoming a part of our BST, please continue to the How to Volunteer section and enter your details after having read the information contained in the How to Volunteer section.
Brigade Support Team Roles
The following provides an example of some support roles a Brigade Support Team could undertake:
- Fundraising activities coordination
- Tin Shakes
- Grant applications
- Good Friday Appeal
- Brigade Involvement in community activities
- Anzac Day
- Interface with community groups
- Member support activities
- Christmas day santa run
- Support as ‘contact officer’ next of kin, families and other close associates whom are injured or suffer a serious illness and/or loss
- Brigade Activities
- CFA Sunday Open Day
- Mid-year Presentation Dinner
- Social Activities
- Facilities enhancements
- Sporting activities
- Brigade History
- PR and social media
The BST is an extremely active part of the brigade team that reflects its diversity in membership and activities it conducts within the community aswell as being a vital component to the family orientation of the brigade, providing a conduit for family members involvement whilst still making a vital contribution to the brigade.