How to Help

There are many ways you can help our brigade, from becoming a member and volunteering, to making a donation or sponsoring the brigade.


The Yass River Bushfire Brigade depends on volunteers from the community to provide an effective fire fighting year-round capability.

We require assistance with a wide variety of roles ranging from firefighting, administration, welfare support, catering, communications and community engagement.  No prior experience is necessary for many roles and training that can lead to nationally-recognised qualifications is provided.

Bushfire fire-fighting training is provided through monthly brigade training sessions during the bushfire season and a one-off Basic-Firefighter (BF) weekend in Yass.

See the Training page or click here for Membership and RFS Course forms

Click this page for a guide to joining the brigade.

For further information on volunteering with our brigade, please contact the Captain on 6100 6252 or .

Making a Donation

Rural Fire Brigades are often more than just an emergency service. They can also be a vital community service, provide a community meeting point or offer assistance with non-emergency roles.

For this reason, many people choose to donate to their local Rural Fire Brigade.

Our brigade requests an annual donation (currently $50 per household) from all residents in the brigade area.  We welcome donations at other times of course, and every donation helps the brigade deliver a better service to our community.

How to donate

If you would like to support our brigade, click on the donation link below to use the secure RFS Westpac page.

  • Select ‘Make a donation to a Local Brigade’
  • Use the search box to find ‘Yass River Nanima Bushfire Brigade’
  • Complete the remaining fields and you’re done.

Every cent donated this way comes to our brigade.


Our brigade is also supported by a number of generous business sponsors. Sponsoring our brigade is an effective and visible way to support your community. If you are interested in sponsoring the brigade please contact the Captain on 6100 6252 or to discuss options.

Bushfire Preparedness

Everyone in our region can help the brigade by being bushfire wise, fire safety conscious and ensuring that your property is well prepared.  Further information is available in the Community section of this website.