An ambitious recruiting drive has begun by the Koroit CFA.
The organisation is hoping to add some new faces as it aims to create a membership demographic for the long-term.
Koroit CFA captain Steve Giblin said he was excited about what lay ahead for the brigade.
"We would love to get some younger members joining the brigade," Mr Giblin said.
"While we are happy with where we are and the service we provide for the community, we always have an eye on our future.
"We want to future-proof the brigade and more younger members will help us do that."
While younger members are high on the brigade's wish list, Mr Giblin said the invitation to new members was extended to all.
"We will welcome all ages, genders, demographics, we are very inclusive," Mr Giblin said.
The Koroit CFA is also keen to add more members who are capable of responding to call-outs during day-time work hours.
While the brigade's membership sits at around 40, only a limited amount of this is in the position to attend day-time call-outs.
The Koroit CFA operates from its station in Mill Street, an up-to-date facility that was officially opened in 2018.
Mr Giblin said the brigade was looking to add to the facility, with a shaded outdoor area to be built in the near future.
"This will be a good spot for members to gather and de-brief after we have been out on jobs," he said.
As well as serving the community by protecting it from fires, Mr Giblin said the CFA was also an active participant in the general activities.
The Koroit CFA plays a role in the Warrnambool and District Drag Racing and Koroit Lions Club Swap Meet Show and Shine each March and also at the Koroit Irish Festival in late April.
At the swap meet, members spend the day catering for the event through a barbecue.
The involvement in the Koroit Irish Festival is multi-layered, supplying fire extinguishers for the event camping at Victoria Park, holding a barbecue on the Sunday at the Gaelic Games and participating in the street procession.
"We love that community involvement and it is something we wish to continue and to grow," Mr Giblin said.