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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...

2,000 Ltr Firefighting Trailer

Friday, 6 Nov 2020
  In 2017 at the Rotary Field Days in Mareeba an identified need of brigades was realized through conversations with brigade members.   A locally manufactured prototype was built as a...

Brigade Grants Approved At Monthly Meeting

Monday, 2 Nov 2020
  The RFBAQ management committee met on Friday 30th October and approved the below grants.   Munburra RFB is a Primary Producer Brigade in the Mackay RFSQ Area and within Mackay...

A World First For Firefighter Safety

Monday, 26 Oct 2020
The most important thing in our organisations are our people. The most important thing that our people have is their health. Firefighters contract 12 different types of cancer in significantly...

Rural Fire Brigades In Queensland - The Stats 2020

Friday, 16 Oct 2020
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What’s In The Box?

Monday, 12 Oct 2020
What is most important in every fire brigade? The people.   What is most important to all people in a fire brigade? Their health.     It will change how we fight fires...

Saturday 10th October 2020 - Firefighters’ Remembrance Day

Friday, 9 Oct 2020
  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...

SatSleeves For LandCruisers Have Arrived

Wednesday, 7 Oct 2020
Each of the 8 RFBAQ supplied LandCruisers will come with a Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot which will allow the brigade to have satellite communications. One of the biggest problems faced by brigades...

LNP 10 Point Bushfire Plan

Tuesday, 22 Sep 2020
The RFBAQ is supportive of the LNP 10 Point Plan and see it as a platform for brigades and landholders to better manage their bushfire risk.   Updated bushfire plan 1. One-stop-shop for...

Art Union Prize Winner & Brigade Member

Monday, 21 Sep 2020
  Major prize winner and Rural Fire Volunteer Leonard Harris couldn’t believe his luck when he collected his brand-new Toyota Prado.    Leonard was taken by surprise when...

QLD RFBs And RFBAQ On Landline

Monday, 21 Sep 2020
An excellent segment from yesterday's episode of Landline, featuring Qld Rural Fire Brigade volunteers and our very own LandCruiser light attack prototypes funded 100% by...

Fundraising For The Kunwarara RFB Landcruiser Reaches 50%

Friday, 18 Sep 2020
A huge thankyou to the Rockpool Foundation for donating $10,500 towards a fire truck for Kunwarara as the brigade is currently truckless. Kunwarara Primary Producer Brigade is in the Livingstone...

RFBAQ Annual General Meeting And Elected Positions

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2020
  The RFBAQ triennial election process concluded with the start of the General Meeting.   At this meeting the RFBAQ reps voted for the new management committee and also who will sit...

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