Last of the SatSleeves allocated

Thursday, 13 Feb 2020

Tolmah RFB covers 48 km2 in the Darling Downs RFSQ area. The brigade comprises 39 members, with 22 being active firefighters. They have one medium attack vehicle. The brigade receives a levy from local council, and has a shed connected to electricity, septic and phone. The brigade conducts many prescribed burns and bushfire response across their brigade area and in neighbouring brigade areas. They have very limited communications across most of their area.
Innot Hot Spring RFB covers 37.65 km2 and is located west of Ravenshoe in the Innisfail RFSQ area. They have 20 members, with 5 being active firefighters. They have a shed connected to electricity and septic, which houses one light attack and one medium attack. This active brigade is the primary firefighting support to rural residential and farming properties in the community, and further supports neighbouring brigades. The brigade area has limited mobile phone coverage due to the difficult terrain.
And with that the Truck Communication Grants come to a close.
All units have now been allocated - we thank everyone who applied, and trust that the issued units will be of assistance. We have already received a number of positive comments regarding the SatSleeves and their usefulness on the fire ground.
Successful brigades - we hope this makes your community safer...
Yowah Opal Fields Little Mulgrave North Stradbroke Island Mt Ossa Coban Tolmah
Hebel Mungallala Mallow Cannon Valley Killarney Innot Hot Springs
Amby Town Gaeta Jundah Poison Creek Greenvale RFS - Reconditioned Nissan Patrol
Gregory River Bluff Town Yaraka Brambah Mingela RFS - Reconditioned Nissan Patrol
Wallumbilla Willows No.1269 Isisford Dunmora Charters Towers RFS - Reconditioned Nissan Patrol
Goodwood Curtis Island Comet Mount Isa Burketown RFS - Reconditioned Nissan Patrol
Hampton Iona Eurong Charleville Perry River RFS - Reconditioned Nissan Patrol
Bennett Windorah Booubyjan Boonara Tinnanbar Camooweal Town RFS - Reconditioned Nissan Patrol
Yabba Creek Bajool Brooweena District Kunioon Hodgeleigh Bedourie Town LandCruiser Prototype 1
Maryvale Archer Ulam Boonimba Gargett Davies Creek LandCruiser Prototype 2
Paddys Green Bowen River Ilfracombe Lower Silver Valley Scrubby Creek LandCruiser Prototype 3
Hodzic Road Kowguran Jericho Westwood Doomadgee LandCruiser Prototype 4
Watsonville Seymour Croydon Kynuna Waterfall Creek LandCruiser Prototype 5
Mount Fox Rossville Netherdale McKinlay Town Round Mountain LandCruiser Prototype 6
Stone River Gemfields Finch Hatton Pentland Kimberley  
Ravenswood Eulo Cliftonville Prairie Borilla  
Karara Thargomindah Town Grasstree Torrens Creek Stuart River  



We have also approved a number of hardship grants in the past week:

Bringing back the Bees!
A brigade member from the Rockhampton RFSQ Area whose hives were burnt in the Yeppoon fires has received a Hardship Grant to help rebuild.
A brigade member in Darling Downs RFSQ Area has received a grant for machine hire to remediate land affected by bushfire and allow business to resume operation.
It’s great when you talk to the local businesses and they know their customers needs, great work GraniteBelt Earthworks.
In South Coast RFSQ Area a brigade member has recieved a grant after his property lost over 5 kilometres of fencing in the recent fires. 16 x 400 metre rolls of barb and a pallet of gal pickets should go along way to help get the volunteer firefighter back on track.
The brigade was affected by 4 separate fires at 4 different times that travelled through the brigade area from 4 different directions. They have now received some very good falls of rain over the last 2 weeks.
We would like to thank Mitre10 Boonah for all of the equipment that they have supplied over the last few months.
Rolls of barbed wire and fence posts formed a grant for a brigade member in Rockhampton RFSQ Area affected by fires in Yeppoon.
We would like to thank CQ Timber & Steel in Yeppoon for all of the equipment that they have supplied over the last few months. When we get some time we will have to add up the length of wire we have purchased from local suppliers and see how far it stretches.
From the hardship grants that have come in, almost all of them have been from local word of mouth.
If you know of a brigade member in need or are a brigade member in need then please reach out to your 1st Officer, local RFBAQ Rep, members of RFSQ Paid Staff or ring (0428 218 507) or message the RFBAQ.

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.
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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
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Landcruiser Light attack grants

6 x  Toyota Light Attacks for Brigades that do not have a fire truck.
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Standard RFBAQ Brigade Grants open all year long, every year.

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