The Queensland Rural Fire Service (RFS) is the volunteer arm of the QFRS 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 1,500 rural fire brigades across the state.
Supported by the QFRS Rural Operations, RFS volunteers provide services in their local area, including:
- fighting fires
- fire prevention and mitigation advice (controlled burns etc.)
- issuing fire permits
- community education
- disaster management response and recovery operations.
Read more about volunteering with the rural fire service.