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School Based ProgramsA well-practised fire escape plan will save lives. Take 15 seconds to create your fire escape plan today.

School Based ProgramsAre you bushfire prepared? Are your family and home at risk? You don't have to live in the bush to be threatened by bushfire, just close enough to be affected by burning material, embers and smoke. For Queensland residents, that can be just about anywhere.

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You can buy them from hardware stores, electrical retailers, and through your electrician.

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- A career to challenge you.
- A career to reward you.
- A career to keep Queenslanders safe.

safehome campaign image Safehome is an initiative designed to assist householders to conduct a safety and fire awareness check of their home.

2016 Strategic PlanThe QFES Strategic Plan is the highest level of planning undertaken by the department.
The Strategic Plan identifies the future direction of the department over the plan’s four-year life.

School Based ProgramsKeep up to date with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service’s Response Magazine

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QFES e-lodgement

New! “QFES e-lodgement” is a statewide web-based portal for the electronic lodgement of applications for Referral Agency Advice under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.

tem campaign image You can now book and pay for Fire Safety Adviser and Re-certification courses online.

Fire warden image Lighting fires without a permit is illegal. A Permit to Light Fire is required for fires greater than two metres in any direction and is available from your Fire Warden at no charge. Click here to find your local Fire Warden and learn more.

School Based ProgramsQFES school-based programs are now web-based and free to all Queensland schools.

Download materials today.

School Based ProgramsDuring a disaster a lot of bad things happen. That’s why everyone needs a [WHAT-IF] plan.

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Welcome to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) website. QFES is the primary provider of fire and emergency services in Queensland.  

Maintained by a unique mix of approximately 36,000 Rural Fire Service Queensland volunteers, 6000 State Emergency Service volunteers, approximately 2,200 permanent firefighters, more than 2000 auxiliary firefighters and supported by non-operational administrative support staff, QFES responds to:

  • Structural, landscape and vehicle fire;
  • Road crash rescue;
  • Swift water and water rescue;
  • Storm and natural disaster;
  • Building fire safety;
  • Hazardous condition incidents;
  • Land, marine, air and urban search and rescue;
  • Crime scene, missing person and forensic searches;
  • Animal disease outbreaks.

The QFES aims to protect person, property and the environment through the delivery of emergency services, awareness programs, response capability and capacity (preparedness), and incident response and recovery for a safer Queensland.

  • Information regarding Fire and Rescue can be located here on the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services website.
  • For information regarding the Rural Fire Service Queensland, refer to the Rural Fire Service Queensland website
  • For information regarding the State Emergency Service, refer to the SES website
  • For information regarding Emergency and Disaster, refer to the Disaster website

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