The below resolution was passed unanimously by the elected RFBAQ Representatives on Saturday the 14th October at the RFBAQ General Meeting.
That the RFBAQ write to every registered political party in Queensland prior to the 2024 State Election calling for a commitment in the next term of government for a fully independent Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFSQ).
For the RFSQ to have a Chief Officer, from a brigade background, who reports directly to the Minister. For RFSQ to have separate legislation and budget and for the reformed RFSQ to be comprised of rural fire brigades, Fire Wardens and rural fire staff.
Rural Fire Service staff are to provide support and training to the brigades and their members.
These brigades and support staff help landholders mitigate risk from bushfire, respond to fires and other emergencies, provide education to Queenslanders relating to fire and perform other rescue functions as delegated by the Chief Officer of the RFSQ.