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EXCLUSIVE: Hey #Queensland, on our recent visit to the North Pole Santa was a generous host, whipping up some sweet treats for us.

While Santa followed the recipe to a tee, we helped out with some simple safety tips to ensure his delicious treats did not go up in a puff of smoke.

Who does the Christmas cooking in your household? Be sure to share these safety tips with your loved ones....
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Low visibility, extreme heat and fast moving flames. The power of Mother Nature sure tested our dedicated firies up in Far North #Queensland earlier this week, with crews selflessly giving hours of their time to contain and extinguish a large vegetation fire burning in Cedar Park (west of #Cairns). The blaze, which broke out on Saturday 3 December, threatened homes in the area. It was only...
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WATCH: Check out the formation of a pyrocumulonimbus cloud above the bushfire at Sedgerley (north of Inglewood) on Monday in this timelapse.

The footage shows intense fire behaviour which leads to the development of a cloud above the fire, known as a pyrocumulus. This has a feedback effect on the fire, leading to difficult firefighting conditions on the ground.

Because the clouds above the...
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Earlier today we shared an informative video from Bureau of Meteorology about what a thunderstorm is but now we want to know how YOU prepare!

In Queensland, severe storms can strike at any time of the day so it’s important for everyone to prepare to minimise risk and damage. There are lots of things we can do now to prepare, such as:
- Start clearing gutters as full gutters can put a strain...
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Get Storm Ready

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Bushfire ADVICE message for #Cardwell as at 2pm 7/12

QFES is advising:

As at 2pm, a large grass fire is burning near the Bruce Highway and Stony Creek Road (near the prawn farm), Cardwell. Currently, three fire crews are working to contain the blaze, which broke out around 10.30am today. There is no threat to homes at...
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Current Bushfire Incidents

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Did you hear the storm in SE Qld at your place early this morning? What is a thunderstorm?

That’s a pretty tricky question… Bureau of Meteorology provided us with some really interesting information about what causes them and how they form – check out the video below. [ Youtu.be Link ]

AskBOM: What is a thunderstorm?

Thunderstorms are associated with very tall clouds called cumulonimbus that produce turbulence, lightning and thunder. So what causes them, and what's really...

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It may have been a steamy 42 degrees outside ☀ but these firies were as cool as cucumbers ❄ when they met in #Roma to train last weekend.

Area Commanders and trainers travelled from Warwick, Dalby, Goondiwindi, Charleville, Toowoomba and were joined by Roma colleagues for the day of planning for the 2017 training calendar.
WATCH: Check out the all the action as our firies complete swift water rescue training at Wivenhoe
Hey #Greenbank! What are you up to this Friday?

Come along to the Greenbank Rural Fire Brigade Annual Christmas Extravaganza!

2016 Greenbank Fire Brigade Annual Christmas Extravaganza

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A couple of baby birds ruffled a few feathers when they got themselves into a bit of flap at Kemp Place Fire and Rescue Station today.

Luckily, the 'A team' (better known as A shift crew) swooped in to rescue the chicks and pull them from a hawkward situation.

We're talon you, there's no boring day on the job for our firefighters! #lamebirdpuns
A great story about SES and rural fire volunteer Ray Schneider on the front page of today's The Observer. Ray has been a volunteer for 50 years! Thanks for all you do, Ray.

He saved a boy aged 11, so he chose to do it for life

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Teachers, doctors, farmers, engineers, retirees, full-time parents, students, bakers, neighbours, friends. Our workforce is made up of more than 40,000 Queenslanders who selflessly dedicate countless hours of their time keeping their communities safe.

Whether from SES, the Rural Fire Service (RFS), Urban Search and Rescue (USAR), our Scientific Unit or Fire Investigation, these committed,...
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Soooooo. This happened! Our firefighter recruits took on the #MannequinChallenge from the Live Fire Campus.

#nextgenerationfirefighters #wedontstandstill #betterlatethannever
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Bushfire ADVICE message for #Koah (west of #Cairns) as at 1pm Mon 5 Dec

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is advising:

As at 1pm, a large grass fire is burning near Palm Valley Road, Koah Road, Grievson Road, Brickworks Road, Bolton Road, Helen Close, Dominikovic Close, Natasha Close and Kanervo Road, Koah....
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#Bushfire ADVICE message for #Koah (west of #Cairns) as at 9:30am Mon 5 Dec

#QFES is advising:

As at 9:30am, a large grass fire is burning near Palm Valley Road, Koah Road, Grievson Road, Brickworks Road, Bolton Road, Helen Close, Dominikovic Close, Natasha Close and Kanervo Road, Koah. Currently, five fire crews are on...
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#SPOTTED Mount Mee Rural Fire Brigade had a successful day fund raising and talking to our local community members about fire permits, volunteering and hazard reduction burns.
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Bushfire ADVICE for #Byfield (north of #Yeppoon) as at 4.30pm Sun 4 Dec

#QFES is advising:
As at 4.30pm, a large vegetation fire is burning in inaccessible country at Shoalwater Bay (west of Byfield). Australian Defence Force and Rural Fire Service (RFS) air operations are continuing water bombing operations and working...
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Look who came to #Wallangarra town! #SANTA was found struggling in the heat so the local QFES crew gave him a lift to the Wallangarra border markets today to visit local children! #Santaisintown
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Bushfire ADVICE for #Byfield (north of #Yeppoon) as at 12pm Sun 4 Dec

#QFES is advising:
As at 12pm, a large vegetation fire is burning in inaccessible country at Shoalwater Bay (north-west of Byfield). Australian Defence Force and Rural Fire Service (RFS) air operations are water bombing and working with ground crews on...
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