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Community mobile fire units


A Community Fire Unit (CFU) is a team of local residents living in urban areas close to bushland who are supported by Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) to enhance their safety and resilience to bushfires. Volunteer CFU members do not fight fires, nor are they firefighters. Being a CFU member is about preparation, prevention and protection from bushfires.


Shoal Bay has three Community Mobile Fire Posts (MFP) based at Joleen Crescent, Lionel Avenue and Ocean Beach Road.  If you would like to become a CFU member you will learn how to prepare yourself, your family and your home ahead of the bushfire season. You will learn how to make informed decisions about whether to leave early or stay and defend your property when bushfires threaten.

Applications received by FRNSW for the CFU Program are assessed based on:

  • application located within FRNSW jurisdiction

  • assessment of property/neighbourhood location & surrounds

  • distance from bushland and classified level of bushfire risk

  • established around a cooperative neighbourhood membership

  • volunteers who are 16 or 17 years old may only join a CFU if their parent or guardian is also a member of the CFU and gives permission for them to join

  • Final selection is based on the resources allocated to the area you would like to establish your CFU in.

For more information on the CFU Program, please visit the Fire & Rescue NSW site at:

Shoal Bay CFU volunteers

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