In the 1st 6 months of this financial year the RFBAQ has paid or approved payment for $402,441.69

Monday, 6 Jan 2020

 
Area Brigade Primary Reason for Application  Approved / Paid 
Burnett East Nanango Training room furniture and chainsaw  $             1,602.00
Cairns Kimberley Chainsaw, PPE and accessories  $             1,699.30
Burnett Taromeo Marquee  $             1,844.30
Darling Downs Karara Computer, projector and screen  $             2,000.00
Charters Towers Ouchy Grader tyres  $             2,000.00
Burnett East Nanango Training area extension  $          10,000.00
Darling Downs Smithfield Handheld UHF radios  $             2,100.00
Charters Towers Cabanda South Tractor tyres  $             2,000.00
Darling Downs Sugarloaf Wiring of extension, security lighting, toilet  $             2,000.00
Darling Downs Mallow Recovery kit for Iveco truck  $             2,000.00
Townsville Seymour Folding tables and chairs, shelving units  $             1,437.72
Innisfail Irvinebank Security cameras, screen, recording HDD and installation  $             1,861.84
Innisfail Watsonville Chainsaw chaps and helmet, fridge for truck, gazebo  $             2,000.00
Charters Towers Kynuna Communication Grant  $                836.57
Darling Downs Cambooya Cordless tools  $             1,972.95
Bundaberg Tirroan Security system and automatic door opener  $             4,759.80
Bundaberg Bungadoo Mobile repeater  $             1,598.00
Emerald / Barcaldine Buckland Radio harnesses  $                650.00
Bundaberg Burnett Heads Member lockers  $             2,000.00
Darling Downs Forest Pines Fire hose reels and plumbing  $             1,977.01
Rockhampton Westwood Kitchen  $             2,000.00
Innisfail Tumoulin Chainsaw (inc accessories and PPE) and storage  $             1,984.00
Maryborough Mt Kaningan Group Vehicle suspension and driving lights  $             1,894.65
Innisfail Murray Upper Chainsaw and accessories  $             1,999.15
Bundaberg Yandaran Lining and insulation for shed  $             2,000.00
Caboolture Mount Kilcoy Sandy Creek Power tools  $             2,000.00
Cairns Clohesy Group Laptop  $             1,940.00
Charters Towers McKinlay Town Communication Grant  $                836.57
Charters Towers Pentland Communication Grant  $                836.57
Charters Towers Prairie Communication Grant  $                836.57
Charters Towers Torrens Creek Communication Grant  $                836.57
Burnett Nogo River 6x hand-held UHF radios  $             2,000.00
Maryborough Aldershot 35L fridge / freezer  $             1,099.00
Emerald / Barcaldine Mount Macarthur Mobile repeater  $             1,200.00
Darling Downs Mt Myrtle Gas hot water system  $             1,800.00
Townsville Toobanna Push mower, pole saw, brushcutter  $             1,977.00
Cairns Isabella Backpack blower and chainsaw  $             1,802.70
Rockhampton Great Keppel Island Materials for garage  $             2,050.80
Darling Downs Silver Spur Shelving, tables and leaf blower  $             1,211.00
Roma Augathella Chainsaw and leaf blower  $             2,000.00
Roma Amby Town Chainsaw and safety equipment  $             2,000.00
Townsville Horseshoe Bay 5x handheld UHF radios  $             1,473.95
Emerald Moodewarra 2x chainsaws  $             1,720.00
Burnett Tablelands Office and kitchen appliances  $             1,861.00
Maryborough Boonimba 5000 gal water tank  $             2,000.00
Maryborough Sandy Straits PPE mobile pack  $             2,000.00
Burnett Kraga Monogorilby Hardship - 2,000 steel pickets  $             1,375.00
Darling Downs Broadwater Amiens Hardship - Steel pickets and fencing  $             2,041.00
Darling Downs Massie & District Fridge and microwave  $             1,669.00
Bundaberg Goodwood Generator  $             1,899.00
Emerald Moodewarra Quick fill overhead tank  $             1,914.17
Bundaberg Gaeta Air compressor, ipad and case.  $             1,931.35
Innisfail Bilyana ipad and printer  $             1,294.00
Maryborough Brooweena District Concreate, compressor and air hose  $             2,000.00
Roma Coban Communication Grant  $                836.57
Darling Downs Killarney Communication Grant  $                836.57
Charters Towers Southern Cross Petrol blower and storage  $             1,889.00
Charters Towers Greenvale Communication Grant  $                836.57
Charters Towers Mingela Communication Grant  $                836.57
Charters Towers Charters Towers Communication Grant  $                836.57
Cairns Peninsula Kuranda Myola Security CCTV system  $             2,000.00
Charters Towers Burketown communication grant  $                836.57
Gladstone Lowmead Rapid battery chargers  $             2,000.00
Mackay Seaforth District Tools and cabinet  $             2,000.00
Caloundra Maroochy River Chainsaw  $             1,140.00
Bundaberg Wallaville Shed extension  $             5,000.00
Caloundra Ilkley & Districts Photocopier / scanner / printer  $             1,178.80
Caloundra Eudlo Thermal imager, torches and batteries  $             2,000.00
Caloundra Federal Road base  $             1,575.00
Maryborough Tinnanbar Flammable goods storage cabinet  $             2,000.00
Bundaberg Perry River communication grant  $                836.57
Charters Towers Camooweal Town communication grant  $                836.57
Charters Towers Bedourie Town communication grant  $                836.57
Bundaberg South Kolan Fit-out of new shed (wet areas, plumbing and septic)  $          10,000.00
Charters Towers Greenvale Town PPE lockers and backpack blower  $             2,000.00
Darling Downs Killarney Laptop and TV  $             1,904.77
Innisfail Tinaroo Backpack blower and chainsaw  $             1,598.00
Charters Towers Charters Towers Tool box and tools  $             1,987.85
Charters Towers Pentland Mobile phone repeaters  $             1,798.00
Charters Towers Balfes Creek Mobile phone repeaters  $             1,798.00
Maryborough Bidwill Air compressor, high pressure washer, felling axe and wedge  $             2,000.00
Townsville Round Mountain iPad, printer and accessories  $             1,673.25
Caboolture Villeneuve Training room chairs  $             1,999.80
Cairns Peninsula Davies Creek communication grant  $                836.57
Burnett Mt Auburn Hardship - Fencing supplies  $             1,474.00
South Coast Canungra Hardship - Fencing supplies and hay  $             1,774.00
Innisfail Irvinebank Hardship - Fencing supplies and hay  $             4,037.40
Darling Downs Haden Hardship - Chainsaw  $             1,350.00
Rockhampton Adelaide Park Hardship - Posts and wire  $             2,927.94
South Coast Croftby Carneys Creek Hardship - Fencing supplies and hay  $             2,800.00
Bundaberg Tirroan Floor coverings and tools for station  $             1,890.22
Caloundra Mapleton Chairs and light bars for trucks  $             1,973.78
Rockhampton Adelaide Park Hardship - Pump and generator  $             2,989.00
Rockhampton Bungundarra Hardship - Fencing materials  $             2,952.00
Rockhampton Bungundarra Hardship - Fencing materials  $             2,912.09
Rockhampton Adelaide Park Hardship - Fencing materials  $             2,964.67
Rockhampton Bungundarra Hardship - Fencing materials  $             1,881.38
Rockhampton Bungundarra Hardship - Fencing materials  $             2,480.67
Rockhampton Bungundarra Hardship - Fencing materials  $             2,030.00
Rockhampton Bungundarra Hardship - Fencing materials  $             2,847.09
Rockhampton Bungundarra Hardship - Fencing materials  $             2,783.70
Rockhampton Bungundarra Hardship - Fencing materials  $                891.00
Rockhampton Bungundarra Hardship - Fencing materials  $             1,336.50
Rockhampton Cooberrie Hardship - Fire pump and sumbersible pump  $             3,476.00
Rockhampton Cooberrie Hardship - Fire pump and fencing materials  $             2,837.85
Maryborough Goomeri Hardship - Fencing materials  $             3,212.00
Darling Downs Gladfield Maryvale Hardship - Fencing materials  $             2,293.80
West Moreton Tarome Hardship - Fencing materials  $             3,468.50
West Moreton Tarome Hardship - Fencing materials  $             3,488.50
South Coast Mt Alford Hardship - Fencing materials  $             2,826.00
South Coast Croftby Carneys Creek Hardship - Fencing supplies and hay  $             2,886.00
Toowoomba Scrubby Creek Communication grant   $                836.57
South Coast Croftby Carneys Creek Hardship - Fencing supplies and hay  $             1,538.00
Rockhampton Bungundarra Hardship - Water tank  $             3,250.00
South Coast Croftby Carneys Creek Hardship - Fencing supplies and hay  $             2,904.54
Charters Towers Doomadgee Communication grant  $                836.57
Charters Towers Waterfall Creek Communication grant  $                836.57
Townsville Round Mountain Communication grant  $                836.57
Cairns Kimberley Communication grant  $                836.57
West Moreton Croftby Carneys Creek Hardship - Fencing supplies  $             3,051.50
QFES   Fire mapping tablets  $        159,000.00
    Total  $        402,441.69
 
 
In addition to this the RFBAQ is building 6 fire trucks to give to brigades without a truck at an estimated cost of $750,000 in the second half of this financial year. The funding for these six fire engines is 100% charity funded, with no local, state or federal government money involved.
 
If you want to support and help those who are affected by bushfire but are not Brigade members in Queensland then please look to supporting either Red Cross or the Salvation Army.
 
 

Grants available to Rural Fire Brigades in Queensland from the RFBAQ.

Hardship Grants

Are you a brigade volunteer affected by bushfire? 
 
Please reach out to your 1st Officer, local RFBAQ Rep, members of RFSQ Paid Staff or ring (0428 218 507) or message the RFBAQ.
 
100% funded by ticket sales in the RFBAQ Art Union and donations to the RFBAQ.
 

Communication Grants

To qualify:
  • Registered QLD Brigade,
  • Receive less than $5,000 / year in levy funding,
  • Have a truck,
  • Have poor communications in your area
If that sounds like you, read more here and download an application form, fill it in (ensuring it's signed by your local RFSQ Area Director, and also includes a letter of support from your local RFSQ Area Director).
 
Funded by:
  • Queensland Fire and Emergency Services 
  • Olga Wilson Firefighters Trust  
  • The Cody Foundation 
  • Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland
 

Buy Local Brigade Grants

  • Open to all Queensland brigades
  • Equipment will be purchased by RFBAQ from local suppliers
  • For items not already supplied by the Rural Fire Service
  • One application per brigade
100% funded by ticket sales in the RFBAQ Art Union and donations to the RFBAQ.
 
 

Landcruiser Light attack grants

6 x  Toyota Light Attacks for Brigades that do not have a fire truck.
 
100% funded by ticket sales in the RFBAQ Art Union and donations to the RFBAQ.
 

Standard RFBAQ Brigade Grants open all year long, every year.

 
100% funded by ticket sales in the RFBAQ Art Union and donations to the RFBAQ.

Brigade Resources

Brigade Secretaries:
  • Do you need more 'Horses in Bushfires' info sheet hard copies?
  • More banner pens with the Standard Incident Codes?
  • Stickers to recognise businesses that employ volunteers?
  • Stickers to thank those businesses that support your brigade?
 
Order direct from our website today and it goes in the post within 3 working days.

Rural Fire Brigades Association of Queensland (RFBAQ) is a Charity, however our fund-raising philosophy is one of mutual benefit, not a hand out, and that is where the fun starts.

 
The best way for you to support the RFBAQ and the rural fire brigades, is the way that suits YOU best.
 
There are six key ways to show your support and it is a bit of a choose your own adventure, so lets get started.
 

Bequest...read more

By making a Bequest to the RFBAQ in your will you can be assured that your donation will have a profound and long term impact for the community, volunteers and the brigades.
 

Art Union... purchase your tickets now

Get your chance to win thousands of dollars worth of cars and prizes by purchasing tickets in the RFBAQ Art Union. Tickets start from as little as $10 dollars, and who knows you could be our next big winner.
 

Donate to a Brigade... donate now

Support your local brigade and 100% of your donation will be sent to the brigade. Through these donations vital tools, training, and equipment is provided for the protection of your local community.
 

Donate to the RFBAQ... donate now

By donating to the RFBAQ you will be contributing to the delivery of services, tools and resources that the rural fire brigades and our volunteers desperately need. Through the RFBAQ Grants program we are able to deliver the big ticket items like new trucks and rural fire stations.

Counselling and Support for Brigade Members

When should I seek help?

You should seek help from a Peer Support Officer or a Fire & Emergency Services Support Network Counsellor if you notice:
the way you feel is getting in the way of living the life you would like to lead
  • an increase in your alcohol, tobacco and other drugs use
  • any decline in the quality of your relationships
  • an unwelcome change of behaviour that has negative consequences for you.

What type of issues does FESSN address?

Fire & Emergency Services Support Network can help with any life issue that may be troubling you. For example:
  • critical incident stress
  • work issues such as conflict, stress, harassment and bullying etc.
  • emotional difficulties
  • self-esteem issues
  • home/family/relationship difficulties
  • •communication difficulties
  • loss and grief.

Who can use the FESSN services?

Any QFES staff member or volunteer or their immediate family for any personal or work-related issue.
The FESSN acknowledges "immediate family" as a spouse/de facto and dependent family members.

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