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RFBAQ Hardship Grants

Monday, 6 Dec 2021
A number of Rural Fire Brigade members in RFSQ South Western Region have been impacted by flooding and have lost fencing.   The RFBAQ has been providing Hardship Grants through local...

FusionCruiser

Wednesday, 1 Dec 2021
FusionCruiser - We will make a safer light attack firefighting platform that also meets brigade needs. The RFBAQ are fusing the crew safety learnings from the Innovation Platform onto the RFBAQ...

Rural Fire Numbers From 2016 To Now

Tuesday, 23 Nov 2021
  The Stats - Each year the RFBAQ produces a short YouTube video about the size of RFSQ including volunteer numbers, age, gender, equipment, fire sheds and of course yellow...

Applications For Innovation Platform Open

Friday, 29 Oct 2021
    The RFBAQ are looking for a Queensland Rural Fire Brigade to swap a new / near new Ford Ranger light attack for the RFBAQ Quikcorp Innovation Platform.   The crew safety...

Kunwarara Rural Fire Brigade Now Has A Fire Truck

Thursday, 21 Oct 2021
  100% funded by donations, this RFBAQ designed and built Landcruiser light attack was handed over to the brigade 1st Officer Clint Swadling by RFBAQ President Ian Pike AFSM and RFBAQ...

Command And Control Hierarchy

Monday, 11 Oct 2021
The RFBAQ have been attempting to amend the hierarchy of command and control to give the power back to the local Rural Fire Brigade.  This will ensure that local people with local knowledge...

Sunday 10th October 2021 - Firefighters’ Remembrance Day

Friday, 8 Oct 2021
Each and every day, firefighters face uncertainty – they often sacrifice their own safety to protect lives and properties in our communities, and they display a unique courage in doing...

No Trucks For You!

Thursday, 7 Oct 2021
  This year the QFES planned to build 45 Rural Fire Brigade vehicles plus 4 tankers.   The plan in the 21/22 financial year was to build: 17 Light Attack Ford Rangers...

Finding The Fire Danger Rating Signs

Friday, 1 Oct 2021
A big thanks to all those who are going out and finding the Fire Danger Rating (FDR) signs. The red dots signify the latest signs that have been identified across Queensland. Across...

Yellow Ribbon Day 2021 Wrap-up

Wednesday, 15 Sep 2021
  Thank you to everyone who participated, wore a ribbon or took some time to think about Rural Fire Brigades and what the volunteers who defend 93% of Queensland do.   It was another...

Yellow Ribbon Day - Tuesday 14th September

Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021
Today's the day! Tuesday the 14th of September is a celebration of the 31,000 Rural Fire Brigade members that defend 93% of Queensland. Wear something yellow, pin a yellow ribbon, and through...

Help Us Find The Fire Danger Rating Signs

Friday, 3 Sep 2021
Across Queensland there are heaps of Fire Danger Rating Signs and we want to know where they are and what condition they are in. All signs will need to be upgraded in the future with new segments...

KPMG Independent Review Into The QFES Extended

Wednesday, 1 Sep 2021
Submissions close 22 September 2021. The Queensland Government has committed to conducting an independent review into the future operations, structure and sustainability of Queensland Fire and...

Fire Season Is Here And It’s Two Weeks Until Yellow Ribbon Day

Monday, 30 Aug 2021
14th of September is a celebration of the 31,000 Rural Fire Brigade members in Queensland. If you know of a volunteer, are a volunteer, or value the commitment made by Rural Fire Brigades; on...

More FLIR Grants Approved And Colosseum RFB

Friday, 27 Aug 2021
  The RFBAQ Management Committee met on Wednesday and approved a $10,000 grant for Colosseum RFB. Based on the main street of Miriam Vale and covering 650 sq klm, Colosseum RFB has 18 active...

FusionCruiser

Wednesday, 25 Aug 2021
We will make a safer light attack firefighting platform that also meets brigade needs. We had the first FusionCruiser meeting today in Gympie where we had an RFBAQ LandCruiser 2.0 which...

RFBAQ Submission To The KPMG Independent Review Into The QFES

Wednesday, 18 Aug 2021
Please click this link to download and read RFBAQ's submission to KPMG's independent review of the...

Neutral Operating Position

Tuesday, 10 Aug 2021
In our wanders across Queensland with the Innovation Platform talking to brigade members about crew safety we have developed the Neutral Operating Position. 60% of brigades in the state do not have...

Grants For Brigades And 18 More FLIR Grants Approved

Friday, 6 Aug 2021
The RFBAQ Management Committee met and approved both grants that were tabled for the monthly meeting. Horseshoe Bay Rural Fire Brigade (on Magnetic Island) in the Townsville RFSQ area has been...

Independent Review Into The QFES

Wednesday, 4 Aug 2021
  The Queensland Government has committed to conducting an independent review into the future operations, structure and sustainability of Queensland Fire and Emergency Service. The...

Rural Fire Service Week 2021

Monday, 2 Aug 2021
  "Dear colleagues,   Today we celebrate the start of Rural Fire Service Week and, even though some of us find ourselves in lockdown, I encourage you all to reflect on the...

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