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Another 89 FLIR’s Approved For Queensland Brigades

Wednesday, 7 Apr 2021
  The Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland and Rural Fire Service Queensland have teamed up to provide 400 handheld thermal imaging cameras to brigades.   100 FLIR’s have...

New Fire Truck For Oman Ama RFB

Monday, 29 Mar 2021
100% funded by donations – Oman Ama RFB get a Toyota Landcruiser as its first fire truck. An enormous thanks to the businesses and people who paid for a fire truck for a brigade without...

First 100 FLIR Grants Approved

Friday, 12 Mar 2021
Wednesday 10th March the RFBAQ and RFSQ met and signed off the first 100 FLIR applications. These will be posted to the successful brigades over the next week from our Gympie...

Smoke Signals Issue 21 - OUT NOW!

Tuesday, 9 Mar 2021
Smoke Signals Issue 21 - OUT NOW  Landcruisers, RFBAQ Grants, Town Heavy Attacks, Mapping Tablets, Innovation Platform and much, much more………   Online flip book...

Open Letter To Minister Ryan

Monday, 8 Mar 2021
  05 March 2021   Hon Mark Ryan MP Member for Morayfield PO Box 991 MORAYFIELD  QLD  4506   Open letter to Mark Ryan, Minister for Fire and...

International Women's Day 2021

Monday, 8 Mar 2021
Celebrating all 8,000 + of Queensland's amazing female volunteer rural fire brigade members.     Data sourced from Rural Fire Service Qld, and accurate as of October...

Date Claimer - Yellow Ribbon Day 2021

Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021
Put this date in your calendar! 14th September 2021 – Yellow Ribbon Day Each year in September YRD is a celebration of the 31,000 Rural Fire Brigade members in Queensland.   If you...

First Truck For Bowen River RFB

Monday, 15 Feb 2021
Friday 12th, Bowen River Rural Fire Brigade received their first fire truck. 100% funded by donations and 100% designed by Rural Fire Brigade volunteers. The vehicle was handed over by Warren...

Ogmore Rural Fire Brigade Now Has A Fire Truck

Thursday, 11 Feb 2021
100% funded by donations. Wednesday the 10th saw another brigade who didn’t have a fire truck receive one from the RFBAQ. The brigade members celebrated the new truck with morning tea and...

Grants Approved By SEM

Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021
At our most recent SEM meeting, grants were approved for a variety of equipment. Gaeta Rural Fire Brigade in the Bundaberg RFSQ area was successful with their application for a washing machine (for...

New RFBAQ / RFSQ Co-Funded Grant Programme

Friday, 5 Feb 2021
400 handheld thermal imaging cameras, open to all active Rural Fire Brigades in Queensland. Huge thanks to FLIR for making these available and working with the RFBAQ to make this programme...

16% To Go And Kunwarara Gets Its First Fire Truck

Thursday, 4 Feb 2021
  All donations are tax deductible and you get your name on the plaque.   All funds donated will go 100% towards the truck build.   Kunwarara Primary Producer brigade is in...

Wetlands RFB Now Have A Fire Truck That Was Fully Funded By Donations

Thursday, 21 Jan 2021
  Wetlands Rural Fire Brigade is a brigade in the Maranoa Regional Council area. The brigade has 41 firefighters and a total of 44 members. Current equipment is 7 mop-up units. The Wetlands...

A Huge Thanks To “The Rattler”

Thursday, 21 Jan 2021
  23 Brigade volunteers from the Gympie Region that contributed significantly to the 2019/2020 fire season by either volunteering on Strike Teams that attended the bushfire in NSW and Qld...

Landcruiser 2.0 – The Upgrade Explained

Monday, 18 Jan 2021
Following on from the 6 Landcruiser prototypes that were shown to brigades across the state and the collation of 237 comprehensive feedback forms (link through to findings here), the Landcruiser...

Vale Don Alexander AFSM

Thursday, 14 Jan 2021
A memorial will be held for Don Alexander AFSM on Wednesday 20th January at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame “Cottage” in Longreach at 11am.  All are invited to attend...

A Huge Rural Fire Thankyou To Nestlé - Over 1 Tonne Of Coffee On The Way To Brigades And Firecomm’s

Tuesday, 12 Jan 2021
As part of Nestlé Professional Bushfire Relief Efforts, Nestlé have designed a special tin as a gesture of thanks to local heroes; Australia’s volunteers who are bringing the...

Christmas Fire Trucks For Bilyana RFB And Coalstoun Lakes RFB

Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020
Saturday the 19th December saw the RFBAQ give another two LandCruiser light attack fire trucks to two brigades without a fire truck. The RFBAQ are in the process of giving away 8 LandCruisers to...

LandCruiser Handover To Fassio Road RFB

Monday, 14 Dec 2020
Saturday 12th December the RFBAQ handed over a LandCruiser fire truck to Fassio Road Rural Fire Brigade. In Queensland we have 1,400 RFB’s and of them less than 600 have one or more...

“Burruluwarra” (Bushfire) Handed Over To Burketown RFB

Thursday, 3 Dec 2020
The first of two "town" heavy attack fire trucks was handed over to the Burketown Rural Fire Brigade on Tuesday the 1st of December. At a ceremony officiated by Murrandoo Yanner from the...

Grants Approved At November Meeting

Friday, 27 Nov 2020
  Today the SEM met and approved close to $30,000 in grants for brigades across Queensland.   Greendale RFB in the Barcaldine area was approved for $2,000 for the purchase of an...

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