Wednesday 2 February 2011
Association support to Brigade Volunteers in need.
With Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi due to impact the Queensland coast tomorrow evening, the thoughts of all of the Association Representatives and Staff are with the Rural Fire Brigade Volunteers and their families in North and Far North Queensland.
If you, as a Rural Fire Brigade Volunteer find yourself in need of support, or become aware of a brigade member who is impacted by this cyclone, please do not hesitate to contact your Association for support.
As your elected Association Representatives may be un-contactable, please direct all immediate requests for support to Dick Irwin AFSM, CEO of the RFBAQ on 0428 718 507 / firstname.lastname@example.org, or Justin Choveaux, on 0428 218 507/ email@example.com.
The recent severe flooding across Queensland has shown that Rural Fire Brigades are able to activate to not only support their immediate communities, but are able to project that support across Group, Area and Regional boundaries, to help fellow Queenslanders. With 4wd appliances, pumps, chainsaws and an established radio communication network, which could be tested in a big blow. The Rural Fire Service in Queensland has shown itself to be a Volunteer organisation that truly covers 100% of the state.
FIRE LINE is an update on what directly affects the 36,000 Volunteer fire-fighters and support members and over 2,600 fire wardens in Queensland.