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National Firefighters' Remembrance Day - Remembering Fallen Firefighters

Tuesday, 10 Oct 2017
This year Yellow Ribbon Day holds special significance for all firefighters as Tuesday, 10th October 2017 is National Firefighters' Remembrance Day. A day to remember all firefighters, whether...

NEW - RFBAQ Grant Opens For 8 Slip On Units

Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017
With fire season well and truly here, the RFBAQ has purchased 8 slip on units for brigades without appliances. The easy RFBAQ Slip On Unit Grant for 8 units is now open until Monday 27th November...

Fire Season - Brigade Specific Donations

Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017
With fire season well and truly here, many Queenslanders are donating to their brigades using the RFBAQ brigade specific donation facility where 100% of the donation is passed to the brigade and the...

2017 Yellow Ribbon Day Is Almost Here – Celebrate The 36,000 Rural Fire Brigade Volunteers

Monday, 11 Sep 2017
If you know of a volunteer, are a volunteer, or value the commitment made by Rural Fire Brigades; on Tuesday 10th October 2017 wear a yellow ribbon to show your support. Through this you will be...

RFSA / RFBAQ Display At AFAC17 Powered By INTERSCHUTZ

Wednesday, 6 Sep 2017
The RFBAQ would again like to thank AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ for sponsoring the RFBAQ to attend AFAC17 in Darling Harbour. This year we partnered with NSW RFSA (Rural Fire Service...

The 2017 National RFB Volunteer Survey Is Now Open!

Friday, 1 Sep 2017
National RFB Volunteer Survey is now open, click here to participate and be heard. This is the second ever National RFB Volunteer Survey that will help identify what is working well and what areas...

The RFBAQ Board Met Last Thursday And Approved All Four Grant Applications For August

Thursday, 31 Aug 2017
Seymour Rural Fire Brigade in the Townsville RFSQ Area and Hinchinbrook Shire has been approved for $10,000 in RFBAQ funding to pour a concrete slab. They are due to receive a new fire appliance and...

Cancer Coverage And Brigade Members

Friday, 25 Aug 2017
With more knowledge about potential support, more and more volunteer firefighters are contacting the RFBAQ once receiving the life changing diagnosis of cancer. As firefighters we are more prone...

Yellow Ribbon Day - Remembering Fallen Firefighters

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017
This year Yellow Ribbon Day holds special significance for all firefighters as Tuesday, 10th October 2017 is National Firefighters' Remembrance Day. A day to remember all firefighters, whether...

Fred & Crystal Peters

Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017
By Liane Henderson Bushfire Safety Officer, Brisbane Region There are so many things that can be said about Fred and Crystal Peters, they truly are the pinup couple for the Rural Fire Service....

Legal Status Of Brigades - The Conversation We Have To Have

Monday, 7 Aug 2017
Why the need to move? - the 2011 advice from Crown Law and the most recent advice received by the QFES this year states that Rural Fire Brigades are not a part of the QFES, rather that they are...

Message From Commissioner Carroll QFES - Independent Complaints Management System

Friday, 4 Aug 2017
An independent complaints management system for members of the QFES workforce to confidentially report inappropriate workplace behaviour and misconduct is now open. The independent system operates...

RFBAQ Election – Ballot Papers Opened And Counted – Areas Declared

Thursday, 3 Aug 2017
Townsville, Mackay and Darling Downs (formerly known as Toowoomba) RFBAQ Area Representatives ballot paper collection closed last Monday, 31st July and ballots were opened and counted yesterday by...

Yellow Ribbon Day Brigade Information Kit

Friday, 28 Jul 2017
The RFBAQ has received an overwhelming response from brigades for our Yellow Ribbon Day on Tuesday, 10th October 2017. To support brigades and volunteers spreading the word on what they do in...

Palmwoods RFB Open Day And Brigade Profile

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017
Located between the coast and the ranges, Palmwoods is in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and has a population of over 5,500 people. Palmwoods RFB is an I-Zone classification has a population of 38...

Brigade Volunteers, Nominate A Mate Today As A QBANK Everyday Hero

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017
Nominations are now open for the QBANK Everyday Heroes Awards aimed at recognising the work of everyday heroes in the Queensland community.   Any Rural Fire Volunteer can be nominated by a...

Final Reminder For Ballot Papers - Must Be Returned In The Ballot Envelope By Monday 31st July 2017

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017
Toowoomba (now called Darling Downs) RFSQ Area, Mackay RFSQ Area and Townsville RFSQ Area. Each ballot paper has a short biography of the candidates to help brigades choose who they would like to...

2017 Yellow Ribbon Day Is Almost Here – Celebrate The 36,000 Rural Fire Brigade Volunteers

Monday, 24 Jul 2017
If you know of a volunteer, are a volunteer, or value the commitment made by Rural Fire Brigades; on Tuesday the 10th October 2017 wear a yellow ribbon to show your support. Through this you will...

Muttaburra Fella’

Thursday, 20 Jul 2017
Born and bred in Muttaburra, where his family has been living for 109 years, Tyrel Spence has been employed since July 2015 as a casual BTSO in the Barcaldine/Emerald area. This year he has been...

FREE ENTRY To AFAC17 Powered By INTERSCHUTZ Trade Exhibition

Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017
Meet over 160 exhibitors who will be showcasing the latest development in emergency services equipment and technology at AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ held at the new International Convention Centre...

RFBAQ Supporting Far Northern VCE’s

Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017
Volunteer Community Educator, Frances Pelgrave from Lake Eacham RFB approached the RFBAQ at the Mareeba Rotary Field Days in May and proposed the idea of fridge magnets to help country kids remember...

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