The RFBAQ would like to recognise the achievements of Jo-Ann Miller
Friday, 4 Dec 2015
The RFBAQ would like to recognise the achievements made for Rural Fire Brigades during Jo-Ann Miller's appointment as Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services.
Since the State Election in January, Rural Fire Brigades across Queensland have benefited from–
- The appointment of Commissioner Katarina Carroll as the first permanent Commissioner of the new QFES Department.
- The appointment of Deputy Commissioner Mike Wassing as the first permanent Deputy Commissioner Emergency Services Volunteers.
- The establishment of Rural Fire Service Queensland as a service with its own identity, history and skills.
- The introduction of Presumptive Legislation that provides equal and fair cancer coverage for all Queensland firefighters. This level of coverage far exceeds that extended to any other firefighters in any other State or Territory in Australia.
These achievements have been ground breaking and the RFBAQ wishes Jo-Ann Miller MP the best for her future endeavours and trust that the Member for Bundamba will continue to actively support and promote the Rural Fire Brigades within her electorate.
The RFBAQ looks forward to working with the new Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services to provide the highest level of support for the 36,000 Rural Fire Brigade volunteers who defend 93% of Queensland.