The QFRS is divided into seven regions, with Regional Assistant Commissioners holding overall operational and financial responsibility for their region. Each region is divided into a number of geographical areas each headed up by an Area Director, who is responsible for the operational and financial management of the fire stations in that area.
The Rural Fire Service is part of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service and is divided into 15 Districts , grouped into two regions. The regions are managed by Regional Inspectors in Townsville (Northern Region) and Redcliffe (Southern Region). The Rural Fire Service administers Queensland’s volunteer Fire Wardens and Rural Fire Brigades, and assists them in providing rural fire management to the communities of Queensland.
The QFRS employs both full-time and part-time (auxiliary) firefighters to staff its more than 240 urban fire and rescue stations, with volunteer firefighters making up the State's almost 2000 rural fire brigades.