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Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES)

Fire and emergency

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:

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:

Read more about volunteering with the rural fire service.

What homes require smoke alarm?

Smoke alarm

Queensland Fire & Emergency Services position is "that all residential accommodation be fitted with photoelectric smoke alarms".

Under Queensland law:

  • All homes and units in Queensland must be fitted with smoke alarms
  • Homes built before 1 July 1997 must have at least one 9-volt battery-operated smoke alarm
  • Homes built or significantly renovated after 1 July 1997 must have a 240-volt (hard-wired) smoke alarm.

How many smoke alarms do you need?

Queensland Fire and Emergency suggest that homes should have:

  • A smoke alarm outside each sleeping area and on each level of the home
  • In a single-level home, 1 alarm may be enough (as a minimum) if all the bedrooms connect to a common hallway
  • Additional alarms in homes with separated sleeping areas
A smoke alarm in each bedroom and the hallway if you sleep with the bedroom doors closed.

Emergency Services social media

Are you on Facebook or Twitter? So are Queensland’s Emergency Services.



Last updated
30 June, 2015

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