PSBA Meets with Local Rural Fire Brigade volunteers

Monday, 27 Apr 2015

Last Tuesday the PSBA (Public Safety Business Agency) senior management met with RFB volunteers from the Maryborough District at Nikenbah Rural Fire Brigade. This was the second of four visits to understand the ethos of PSBA’s second largest stakeholder who are the 35,000 Queensland RFB volunteers.

Nikenbah RFB is also home to Hervey Bay RFB Group which is one of the few Rural Fire Brigade Goups that manages incidents. This gave an understanding of how volunteers are able to locally manage incidents and defend their communities using local knowledge.

Kelvin Anderson, CEO PSBA along with Patsy Jones, A/Deputy CEO PSBA and Rod Wilson, CFO PSBA were able to provide insight into the PSBA and also created an opportunity for volunteers to raise concerns and issues that face rural fire brigades and volunteer community organisations.

The first PSBA visit was staged at an iZone brigade at Wasp Creek in the Ipswich RFSQ District and the remaining visits will be to brigades up in the Cairns Peninsular RFSQ District followed by a Primary Producer brigade focused visit in western Queensland.

The RFBAQ would like to thank Kelvin Anderson and his staff for making a big effort in travelling to speak to and understand the needs of RFB’s that defend 93% of Queensland.

We would also like to thank the local volunteers for attending the meeting and speaking up in an open and equitable way.

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