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New QFES Assistant Commissioners Announced

Thursday, 23 May 2019
  Dear colleagues,   Over the past few months the Deputy Commissioners and I have been working with recruitment specialists Hudson Australia on the recruitment process for the new...

Staff Training In Legal Status Of Brigades, Unincorporated Associations And Brigade Insurance / Finance Is Being Rolled Out Across Queensland

Wednesday, 22 May 2019
As an outcome of the Review of the Legal Status of Brigades Project, RFS State Office is currently undertaking workshops called “A Series of Conversations” in all RFS regions, with as...

Thank You And Good Luck

Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Equal and fair cancer coverage for all firefighters, Legal Status of Rural Fire Brigades, fuel and maintenance for Rural Fire Brigade trucks, defibs for rural fire brigade trucks, a huge increase in...

Truck Brigade Communication Grants Signed Off By Deputy Commissioner Wassing And RFBAQ President Ian Pike

Thursday, 9 May 2019
63 satellite hotspots were approved for distribution to brigades that applied for the grant and met the criteria of having a fire truck and a levy income of less than $5,000 per...

The RFBAQ Is Calling For Nominations To Be A Volunteer RFBAQ Representative In The Rockhampton Area

Monday, 29 Apr 2019
RFBAQ Area Representatives are volunteers elected to represent your brigade and the brigades in the Rockhampton Area.    The RFBAQ Representative for the Rockhampton Area, Gael Hardsman...

Stickers, Smoke Signals And Upcoming Events

Thursday, 18 Apr 2019
Following on from our popular "This business proudly employs a volunteer firefighter" sticker, we are proud to launch the new "This business proudly supports its rural fire...

Autumn-Winter 2019 Smoke Signals - Out Now!

Friday, 12 Apr 2019
Read the great news about the Bushfire and Legislative Review, 100 Communication Grants coming to a close, a new $150,000 grant process for all brigades and heaps more…..   Online...

Agreed Outcomes From QFES/RFBAQ

Thursday, 11 Apr 2019
The RFBAQ General Meeting on Sunday 31st March saw Commissioner Carroll, Deputy Commissioners Wassing and Smith and the Commissioners Chief of Staff discuss the planned restructure, lack of...

RFBAQ General Meeting And New Grant Programme

Monday, 1 Apr 2019
  The RFBAQ General meeting was held over Saturday and Sunday 30th and 31st March 2019.             Friday    Friday afternoon saw a...

QFES Release Uniform And PPE Newsletter

Thursday, 28 Mar 2019
From the 1st Uniform Committee meetings in June 2015 through to today, the RFBAQ and other Associations and Unions have been working collaboratively to provide a wider range of service specific and...

Parliament Sits Today And Every MP Got A Present

Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019
With no consultation with brigades or volunteers, Brisbane has changed both the reporting structure of the QFES and changed levy boundaries that directly affected brigades and...

Information On Proposed Changes That Commence April 8th Now Available To Brigades

Friday, 22 Mar 2019
Last night at Ilkley and District RFB in the Caloundra RFSQ Area, over 70 volunteers from over 30 brigades attended an information meeting with the Acting Assistant Commissioner Rural Fire, the...

How Do You Forget To Consult With Volunteers Who Are 80 Per Cent Of QFES?

Thursday, 21 Mar 2019
The Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, Craig Crawford visited the RFBAQ in Gympie last Wednesday and discussed the proposed QFES regionalisation plan commencing 8th April as well as the...

HP Pump System Safety Recommendation

Friday, 15 Mar 2019
  Rural Fires has today endorsed a recommendation made to reduce the failures in HP  hose failures.     The recommendation is that all High pressure pump system on...

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