HEATING DEVICE RECALLS: The mercury is starting to drop as we enter into the colder part of winter and you may be turning on your heating appliances for the first time. We have been advised that there have been some recent product recalls on heating devices. To find out more and a list of recalls, please visit: [ Productsafety.gov.au Link ]
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Patience, concentration and skill. Our firies need a toolkit of this and much more when responding to serious traffic incidents. Here are some pics of our crews from Inglewood, Warwick, Clifton, Wallangarra, Stanthorpe and Toowoomba showing us how it’s done during a recent road crash rescue course at Warwick Fire Station.
Patience concentration and skill Our firies need a toolkit of this and
Shirley Geary
Mark Wallis
Garry John Cole
SMOKE ALERT: Travelling in or around Deepwater this week? Local landholders are conducting permitted burns near Deepwater Road and smoke may affect the Deepwater and Baffle Creek areas in the coming days. Residents should close windows and doors, and keep medications close by if suffering from a respiratory condition. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Ever wonder what it takes to be a firefighter trained in Urban Search and Rescue (USAR)? Check out our crews being put through their paces during a 48-hour earthquake scenario in Brisbane.
Melissa Carl
Anthony Walker
Andre Rogers
Firefighters from Brisbane Region were put through their paces yesterday on a Suppress Wildfire Course at Kilcoy. Auxiliary firies spent time learning about different techniques when tacking a wildfire. Crews from Coochiemudlo, Bribie Island, Caboolture, Deception Bay and Kilcoy all attended. Not a bad day for it judging by the photos ☺
Firefighters from Brisbane Region were put through their paces yesterday on a
Shirley Geary
Ciar Ellis
Nothing quite like a helping hand! Caloundra firefighters are now better equipped to handle any incident with Energex donating more than $23,000 worth of vital tools. Chainsaws, collar tanks, defibrillators and operation support equipment will make the job that little bit easier and help us to assist the community in the process. With more than 1,200 volunteers in the region working in...
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Nothing quite like a helping hand Caloundra firefighters are now better equipped
Cherie Gibbs
Tom Dawson
Kal Wally
SCHOOLS OUT: The winter school holidays have begun!

Time to pack the car up, get the family together and see what Queensland has to offer. You can go hiking outdoors or toast marshmallows around a campfire – the choices are endless!

But wait, did you know firefighters responded to more than 700 road crashes in Qld during the winter school holidays last year?

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SCHOOLS OUT: The winter school holidays have begun
We're proud to support the University of Southern Queensland at an event in Toowoomba today, to welcome newly-arrived Iraqi and Yazidi community members to the area. Toowoomba is a Refugee Welcome Zone and this work is part of our community connection work in alliance with the Queensland Police Service and University of Southern Queensland - Australia.
Were proud to support the University of Southern Queensland at an event
Peter Cass
University of Southern Queensland  - Australia
Heather Forster
How's this for a last day of school? These Yeppoon school kids has a great time learning about fire safety during a Fire Ed visit today (we did too)! The school holidays are a great time to practice fire escape plans with the family, check your smoke alarms and teach your kids how to correctly call Triple Zero (000). These activities could even be the remedy to "I'm bored"!!! We love fire safe...
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Hows this for a last day of school These Yeppoon school kids
Clare Ganderton
Sian Davis
Listen up Beaudesert residents - your local brigade wants you!
Beaudesert Fire and Rescue is on the lookout for the next generation of auxiliary firefighters and will be holding two information nights on Monday 26 June and Monday 3 July.

Our auxiliaries are paid, part-time firefighters and are ready to respond when the call comes in, night or day. Auxiliaries can turn-out to a number of...
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Listen up Beaudesert residents your local brigade wants you
Cameron Andersen
Kathleen Streeter
Alan Britcliffe Fishing
Today (21/6) marks winter solstice – the shortest day and longest night of the year! It is the perfect night for your family to run through your fire escape plan.
In a actual house fire situation, you won’t have much time to escape and it may be difficult to see due to thick smoke. Sit down after dinner tonight and write out an escape route, then turn off the lights and practice getting out...
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Today 216 marks winter solstice the shortest day and longest night of
HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY to the Tara PCYC Emergency Services Cadets! The program is run by the Tara auxiliary fire station so it was party time last night for locals and QFES. Our future Tara emergency services volunteer troop has grown in just 12months, from 8-26, which we think is pretty awesome!
HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY to the Tara PCYC Emergency Services Cadets The program
Dee Northard-hughes
Lyndall Little
Chrissi Talsma
THE VIEW FROM ABOVE: Firefighters across north Queensland have been busy assisting landowners to conduct hazard reduction burns near Mount Cataract. We’re getting ready for bushfire season – are you? To learn how to prepare a Bushfire Survival Plan and tips on how to prepare your house against the threat of bushfires visit
THE VIEW FROM ABOVE Firefighters across north Queensland have been busy assisting
COCKROACH ALERT: This cockroach outbreak is worse than we thought. These insects usually go missing around this time of year, but our efforts three weeks ago to get rid of them weren’t enough. Don’t be blue Queensland, we’ve brought in the big guns to sort this out. It’s 'Thursty' work, but someone has to do it. Queensland Maroons #QLDER #Origin
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Moette Conalla
Ricky James Harris
How was your weekend? This awesome crew from Peachester RFB made the most of the sunshine and spent today training at Wild Duck Farm. How's that for a productive Sunday?!
How was your weekend This awesome crew from Peachester RFB made the
Monica Harrison
Julianne Dickinson
Wayne Waltisbuhl
Southern Downs Unit SES members showed they have no fear of heights as they scaled cliffs for a vertical rescue training course this weekend. Members from Warwick, Stanthorpe and Toowoomba, joined by SES staff from Roma and Toowoomba regional officers, were put through their paces as they practiced the specialist skills. The training allows members to form part of the response effort to all...
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Southern Downs Unit SES members showed they have no fear of heights
Jeanette Stone
Alan Selva
Amanda Jean
Imagine a rail crew has been swept off track by a landslide. There are a number of rescues which need to be made and casualties to be treated. How would you respond? This was the scenario some of our firies and SES volunteers were faced with yesterday in a multi-agency training exercise at Barron Gorge National Park, Kuranda. Thanks to our friends at Queensland Rail, Queensland Police...
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Imagine a rail crew has been swept off track by a landslide
Julia Stark
Counting down till the weekend? Hang in there, it’s not long now!

In the meantime, here are some pretty awesome pics of our far northern firies taking on the cliff faces at Davies Creek this week. These technical rescue crews got roped into tackling some hefty heights as part of their annual skills training. #itsalongwaydown
Counting down till the weekend Hang in there it’s not long now
Toni Fowle
John Bolger
“There was not an angry or harsh word said that day. Whether you were a nurse, a firefighter or just someone walking past. Everybody just stepped up to help. People came from everywhere. Everyday people became heroes.” – Atherton Acting Inspector John Lindsay.

On 9 June, 2015 a Ravenshoe café experienced an explosion and subsequent fire as a result of a road traffic crash into the rear of...
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There was not an angry or harsh word said that day Whether
Corrina Clark
UA White
Lisa Raphael
BEST IN SHOW: Well, we think they’re pretty amazing. Volunteer Community Educators Chris Niven, Matthew Niven and Betty Wilkes has a great time at the Rockhampton Show today, sharing important safety information with locals. If you’re a Rocky local, stop by and say hello. We will be at the show until Friday.
BEST IN SHOW Well we think theyre pretty amazing Volunteer Community Educators