Changes to Queensland’s smoke alarm legislation
On Wednesday 31 August 2016, Queensland Parliament passed new smoke alarm legislation making Queensland households the safest in Australia in relation to fire safety.
Are 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.
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.
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.
QFES school-based programs are now web-based and free to all Queensland schools.Download materials today.
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:
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.
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