Brooklands Volunteer Fire Brigade was formed in 1973 and celebrated 25 years of service to their community in 1998. The Brigade covers areas such as Brooklands township and environs, Spencerville, the South side of the Waimakariri river and parts of Bottle Lake Plantation. It also has a supporting role to Christchurch City Brigades when required. The Brigade has an establishment of 25 firefighters. Several members of the Brigade have have now had 25 years+ of service to their local community.
Brooklands Volunteer Fire Brigade is situated north of Christchurch on the Western region edge of Brooklands Lagoon. As well as a very popular water sports area in the northern end, the lagoon has a notable wetlands wildlife reserve at the Southern region end of the lagoon which holds a variety of bird life. Brooklands settlement is almost surrounded by water with the Styx River running around the Western region edge of the settlement, Waimakariri River to the North and Brooklands Lagoon on the Eastern region perimeter of the town. Brooklands Spit Reserve, a narrow strip of shoreline bordering the Eastern region side of the lagoon is the last defense against the South Pacific Ocean.