Thursday 23 December 2010
Volunteer feedback BRIGADES or SERVICE
On Friday 3rd December, the RFBAQ started asking the question –
‘Should the wording on the back of the PPE jacket be changed to Rural Fire Service from Rural Fire Brigade?’
The Association has received responses from Volunteers from over 145 Rural Fire Brigades across the state; these responses have been from all brigade classes and from all areas from Bamaga RFB to Bedourie RFB down to Currumbin Valley RFB on the NSW border.
Some of the responses were very colourful, and many were informative with definitions of Brigade and Service and the Latin roots. There were also over a dozen responses of members who are happy to go with the majority vote.
We would like to thank those brigades who canvassed their Volunteers at meetings or by email / telephone. If you did not receive an email, please contact the RFBAQ so that we can register your details.
In the next round of questionnaires, members who have chosen to be contacted by mail will receive their information in the post.
One of the most prevalent sentiments on responses, no matter which way the vote went, was that it is nice to finally be asked what the Volunteer wants.
The tally as at 23/12/2010 is Rural Fire Brigade by 25%.
The Representatives and the Staff of the Association would like to thank the Volunteers across Queensland for their support throughout 2010, and we look forward to a very busy year in 2011.
From all the staff at RFBAQ please keep safe over the Christmas, New Year period.
“Rural Fire Brigade Volunteers; the backbone of a resilient community”
Cartoon courtesy of Jeff the artist and The Gympie Times
A recently published cartoon in a local paper