Shane Munro

Shane Munro - Goldfields

Born in Victoria, Shane moved to Coolgardie when he was a teenager, where he still resides with his lovely wife Lisa, who he has been married to for nearly 30 years, and their two sons Paul and Luke.

Shane’s journey with the Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services began as a junior competitor in the firefighting competitions before transitioning to the seniors’ team and becoming an active firefighter.

With the Coolgardie VFRS, Shane served as the apparatus officer and lieutenant for a few years prior to a 25-year stint as captain from 1990 to 2015.

In 2015, Shane decided to step down from captaincy and take a back seat but not for long - he returned to the role in 2020, where he remains.

“Throughout my volunteering career, the whole family have been involved with the Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services too in a variety of roles including the firefighting competition running teams. My son Paul still actively involved,” says Shane.

During his time with Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services, Shane has attended and managed many major incidents in the Goldfields region. He has also undertaken roles during deployments to Waroona and Collie fires.

Shane has also been an executive committee member of the Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services Association since 2001 representing the Goldfields Zone. He recently stepped down as President of the Goldfields Zone, a role he held from 2000 to 2020.

Multi-skilled Shane is also an active volunteer ambulance officer with the Coolgardie Sub-Centre.

In addition to volunteering in numerous roles, Shane is an electrician by trade primarily working in the mining industry.