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Malone Committee Starts Implementing Malone Review Recommendations

Monday, 18 Nov 2013
The Assistant Minister for Emergency Volunteers Ted Malone has announced a further 15 recommendations from his review into rural fire services in Queensland have been approved by the Malone Review Working Group. The Malone Review made 91 recommendations regarding the structure, function, leadership and funding of the Rural Fire Service.

Rural Fire Brigade Volunteers Support Remembrance Day

Thursday, 14 Nov 2013
On Monday 11th November, Rural Fire Brigade volunteers wore their yellows on the streets of Brisbane CBD standing alongside Australian Army, Navy and Air Force personnel to help raise awareness of Remembrance Day and of the fallen heroes.

Minister Responds To RFBAQ Questions

Thursday, 31 Oct 2013
The RFBAQ has received a letter from Jack Dempsey MP, Minister for Police and Community Safety responding to the 5 RFBAQ questions.

RFBAQ And QLD State Gvt Agree To Increased Ongoing Support For Rural Fire Brigades

Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013
In light of the heightened fire dangers that will be facing communities across the South East of Queensland this weekend, the RFBAQ is requesting that Brigades and Volunteers defer any plans to visit the Ashgrove Electorate Office of the Premier this weekend and instead keep their appliances and volunteers close to the communities that they protect.

Wear A Yellow Ribbon Day TODAY

Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013
If you are in support of Rural Fire Brigades and the tireless contributions they make, please wear a yellow ribbon today and spread the word. Through this you will be giving your visible support to those who wear the yellow coat and ride the yellow trucks.

Wear A Yellow Ribbon Day - Tuesday 15th October

Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013
If you know of a volunteer, are a volunteer, or value the commitment made by Rural Fire Brigades, on the 15th October 2013 wear a yellow ribbon to show your support.

How You Can Make Your Volunteering Voice Heard

Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013
The QFES Transition Team document as supplied by Commissioner Johnson clearly states that 117 recommendations relating to the new department are being implemented now. Not one person on the steering committee comes from a Rural Fire background.

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