Fire and emergency
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES)
The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is the primary provider of fire, rescue and other emergency services in Queensland. QFES is partly funded by the Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Levy.
QFES services include:
- Workplace training and emergency management for industry
- fire fighting
- road crash and other types of technical rescues
- chemical and hazardous material spill management
- community fire safety awareness and education
- fire prevention and mitigation advice
- alarm management
- building fire safety inspections
- infrastructure and building safety services
- administering fire safety legislation compliance
- fire scene investigation
- disaster management response and recovery operations
- QFES Administrative Access Scheme.
In an emergency call Triple Zero (000) and ask for 'fire'. For an non-urgent enquires call 13QGOV (137468)
Queensland Rural Fire Service
The Queensland Rural Fire Service (RFS) is the volunteer arm of the QFES operating in rural, semi-rural and urban fringe areas where there is no urban fire service coverage.
The RFS consists of 34,000 volunteers from 1500 rural fire brigades across the state.
RFS volunteers provide services in their local area, including:
- fighting fires
- fire prevention and mitigation advice (controlled burns etc.)
- issuing fire permits
- community education
- disaster management response and recovery operations.