Hey, Gold Coasters! Looking to give back to your community? Bonogin Valley Rural Fire Brigade will throw open its doors (and a few snags on the barbie!) this Sunday, 22 January for a community awareness day. The brigade is looking to recruit new volunteer members, so there’ll be plenty of information on how to join, as well as tips on bushfire safety and preparedness. Our Queensland Ambulance...
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Firefighters getting ready for another busy afternoon at Coolum. The fire is still producing a lot of smoke and residents need to remain vigilant. There are large areas of backburning taking place and firefighters will continue to work to keep the community safe.
**This warning is no longer current. For updated information please visit [ Qld.gov.au Link ]

Bushfire ADVICE message for Coolum (Sunshine Coast) as at 12.40pm Sat 21 Jan

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is advising:

As at 12.40pm, a large bushfire is burning near Arcoona Road, Yandina Coolum Road, Heron Road and Doonan Bridge Road, Coolum. There is no threat to property at...
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Heads up, southern Queenslanders! The clouds might start to look a little angry (like this guy!) later today. Our friends at the Bureau of Meteorology are predicting storms and rain for areas around the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, the Maranoa and Warrego and inland parts of the Southeast Coast this afternoon. Prepare now to stay safe later!

Most SES call-outs during storm season are to...
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Hey Coolum residents, here's an update from our Incident Controller Adam Nicholas on the Coolum bushfire.

Crews are working overnight to establish fire breaks and strengthen containment lines around Arcoona Road and up to Heron Road, so residents may notice a lot of activity in the area.

The fire is generating a lot of smoke and current wind conditions are pushing it south, so smoke may...
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Did you know that the SES prepare and respond, to many different types of disasters and emergencies, such as: floods, storms and cyclones, searches, vertical rescues and road crash rescues? They also play an important role in emergency traffic management and community education!

The SES spends countless hours each year assisting those in need but recovery and preparation is everyone’s...
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Hey Coochiemudlo and Redland City residents – what are you up to this Saturday (21/01)? Come along to Coochiemudlo Island Fire and Rescue Station from 11.30am – 2pm for a fun filled day! There will be road crash rescue and kitchen fire simulated demonstrations as well as an opportunity to meet and ask questions of our QFES firies and SES volunteers, Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) First...
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Additional information from Queensland Police Service about the Coolum fire.

PSPA declared, Coolum - Queensland Police News

*This warning is no longer current. For the latest information visit

Coolum Beach (Sunshine Coast) – vegetation fire as at 3pm Thurs Jan 19: Sixteen QFES crews and crews from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service are on scene at a vegetation fire burning near the Sunshine Motorway, in the vicinity of Corbould Road, Banksia Avenue, Cinnamon Avenue and Research Street, Coolum Beach. This...
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Since Saturday, our firefighters have been called on to conduct a vertical rescue every day in Queensland, on average.

Please be safe when enjoying the great outdoors, especially during this heat!
If you were isolated by a disaster right now, would you be able to survive three days? Severe weather can cut off roads, take down power and telephone lines and leave homes or communities isolated for days, even weeks.

Our SES volunteers have put together an example emergency kit with some ‘must-have’ items for at least three days in isolation but we want to hear from you and your...
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Check out 11-year-old Chais' thank you card to the firefighters who fought the Condamine Farms fire (near Millmerran) this week. Thanks Chais!
Despite scorching temperatures, more than 100 community members headed to Warwick Fire Station this morning to learn valuable safety messaging and meet their local emergency services personnel. Our friends at Queensland Police Service and Southern Downs Regional Council also joined in the fun.
Our mates at the Bureau of Meteorology have forecast rain and possible flooding for much of Queensland this weekend.

If you have to travel, never drive through flood water. Be prepared to stay off the roads and have alternative arrangements in place.

Swift water rescue trained firefighters and SES volunteers are ready should severe weather cause flooding in the region, but you also need to...
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SAFETY INFO: With widespread rainfall and the potential for flash flooding in much of Queensland this weekend, we’re asking you all to please stay safe!

If you’re planning to cool off in a natural waterway, be aware that during heavy rain, water can rise quickly and your local swimming hole become dangerous in minutes.

Remember, just because there’s no rain where you are, doesn’t mean the...
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Quick thinking and a call to Triple Zero (000) from this Brisbane local prevented what could of been a disaster. Well done to all involved.

Minutes from disaster

It was all QFES hands on deck last week as firies and SES joined forces to literally raise the roof at the scene of a house fire in Toowoomba. More manpower was required and firefighters called in additional resources to complete what was a hot and ashy job to remove roofing iron from the 120 year old building. This sort of work typically takes around 3 days to complete but this team knocked...
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More than 50% of flood-related deaths are from driving through floodwater, so do the right thing and remember: if it's flooded, forget it. Keep track of flooded roads in your area:

Busy firefighters issue warning after six flood rescues in north Queensland

Seven little ducks went out one day,
Over the road and down the grate,
Mother duck said, “quack, quack, quack,” and
Thanks to the firies all the ducks came back!

Our Capalaba firefighters had a unique call out to rescue Huey, Dewey, Louie and co. down a drain on a busy road way. Firefighters removed the grate and reunited the ducklings with Donald and Daisy. All in a day’s work!

Thanks to...
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From purpose-built helmets to ropes, rafts and lifejackets, our specially trained firefighters come equipped with the gear to tackle what storm and cyclone season can throw at them. They’re here to help if you’re in trouble, but you too can help by remembering this simple message: if it’s flooded forget it. With our mates at Bureau of Meteorology forecasting more rain up north this week we're...
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