Tender awarded and Buy Local grants approved

Monday, 13 Jan 2020

The RFBAQ management committee met on Friday 10th January and awarded the tender to build 6 light attack fire trucks for 6 brigades without a fire truck to QuikCorp fire engineering. 
The 1st of these prototype vehicles on a Toyota LandCruiser chassis will be displayed at Rural Fire Brigade volunteer summits in May and June.
Following on from that, the 6 light attacks will be moved around Queensland to engage with brigades and volunteers to receive feedback and design suggestions.
These 6 fire trucks will be given to deserving brigades without a fire truck ahead of the 2020 fire season.
These fire trucks with an expected price of $750,000 are 100% funded by a very generous donation to the RFBAQ.

Buy Local Grants approved were:

Area Brigade Primary Reason for Application
Barcaldine East Darr Uhf radios and aerials
Barcaldine Brutus Creek UHF radios and base stations
Barcaldine Muttaburra Chainsaw PPE and extras
Barcaldine Rolleston 2000L tank
Bundaberg Gin Gin Security screens
Caloundra Eumundi 2x vehicle GPS units
Darling Downs Tolmah TV
Darling Downs Southbrook Linthorpe Laptop, printer and accessories
Darling Downs Scrubby Creek Backpack blower, blower and accessories
Innisfail Mena Creek Chainsaw and PPE
Innisfail Seven Sisters 2x backpack blowers
Innisfail Lower Silver Valley Work benches, storage and tools
Mackay Grasstree TV and tool trolley
Mackay Cliftonville Handheld UHF radios and tow bar + step
Roma Wallumbilla Assorted tools
Townsville Mt Fox Chainsaw and accessories
Townsville Hervey Range Laptop and printer

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.
100% funded by ticket sales in the RFBAQ Art Union and donations to the RFBAQ.

Communication Grants

To qualify:
  • Registered QLD Brigade,
  • Receive less than $5,000 / year in levy funding,
  • Have a truck,
  • Have poor communications in your area
If that sounds like you, read more here and download an application form, fill it in (ensuring it's signed by your local RFSQ Area Director, and also includes a letter of support from your local RFSQ Area Director).
Funded by:
  • Queensland Fire and Emergency Services 
  • Olga Wilson Firefighters Trust  
  • The Cody Foundation 
  • Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland

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
100% funded by ticket sales in the RFBAQ Art Union and donations to the RFBAQ.

Landcruiser Light attack grants

6 x  Toyota Light Attacks for Brigades that do not have a fire truck.
100% funded by ticket sales in the RFBAQ Art Union and donations to the RFBAQ.

Standard RFBAQ Brigade Grants open all year long, every year.

100% funded by ticket sales in the RFBAQ Art Union and donations to the RFBAQ.

Brigade Resources

Brigade Secretaries:
  • Do you need more 'Horses in Bushfires' info sheet hard copies?
  • More banner pens with the Standard Incident Codes?
  • Stickers to recognise businesses that employ volunteers?
  • Stickers to thank those businesses that support your brigade?
Order direct from our website today and it goes in the post within 3 working days.

Rural Fire Brigades Association of Queensland (RFBAQ) is a Charity, however our fund-raising philosophy is one of mutual benefit, not a hand out, and that is where the fun starts.

The best way for you to support the RFBAQ and the rural fire brigades, is the way that suits YOU best.
There are six key ways to show your support and it is a bit of a choose your own adventure, so lets get started.

Bequest...read more

By making a Bequest to the RFBAQ in your will you can be assured that your donation will have a profound and long term impact for the community, volunteers and the brigades.

Art Union... purchase your tickets now

Get your chance to win thousands of dollars worth of cars and prizes by purchasing tickets in the RFBAQ Art Union. Tickets start from as little as $10 dollars, and who knows you could be our next big winner.

Donate to a Brigade... donate now

Support your local brigade and 100% of your donation will be sent to the brigade. Through these donations vital tools, training, and equipment is provided for the protection of your local community.

Donate to the RFBAQ... donate now

By donating to the RFBAQ you will be contributing to the delivery of services, tools and resources that the rural fire brigades and our volunteers desperately need. Through the RFBAQ Grants program we are able to deliver the big ticket items like new trucks and rural fire stations.


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