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Brisbane Region

Brisbane Region

Regional Fire Stations - Contact Details

Regional Fire Station listing for Brisbane Region

About Brisbane Region

The Brisbane Region covers approximately 5,160 square kilometres and includes the local government areas of Brisbane, Caboolture, Kilcoy, Pine Rivers, Redcliffe and Redlands. The Region extends north to include the areas of Dayboro and Kilcoy, east along the coastline to Bribie Island, south to incorporate North Stradbroke and Coochiemudlo Islands, and the western suburbs of Oxley and Mount Ommaney.

There are 36 urban fire stations in the Brisbane Region and 792 full-time and 123 Auxiliary fire officers staff them. The Region is divided into seven operational command and their headquarters are at Caboolture, Petrie, Hendra, Roma Street, Kemp Place, Durack and Cleveland.

Firecom Brisbane mobilises the operational crews of the Brisbane Region’s fire stations for the emergency incidents occurring in the Brisbane Region from the Communications Centre at Spring Hill. It also mobilises the operational crews of the Ipswich and Gatton Areas in the South Eastern Region.

Caboolture Area Office sits within Brisbane Region and Caloundra Area Office within North Coast Region. Caboolture Rural Operations has 31 Rural Fire Brigades and Caloundra Rural Operations have 56 Rural Fire Brigades and are looked after by the Area Director.

Major features of the Region encompass the Port of Brisbane, Brisbane Airport, and Brisbane Central Business District, major sporting venues, tertiary hospitals, university campuses, large shopping centres and entertainment centres. The Region is also a critical transport node characterised by congested inner city roads, arterial road hotspots and single egress locations.

The 1.3 million people living in the Brisbane Region represent 36% of the total Queensland population. The median age of the population in Brisbane is 36.5 years and 11.7% of persons are aged 65 and over.

Of all the businesses in Queensland there are 32.4% in the Brisbane Region. An industry breakdown profile of the various businesses in the Brisbane Region is as follows: Property and Business Services 22.1%; Retail Trade 16.3%; Construction 10.8%; Wholesale Trade 9.2%; and, Health and Community Services 8.6%.

There is widespread recognition by the staff in the Brisbane Region of the value of employing measures and mitigation strategies to minimise the likelihood and impact of emergencies and disasters, and to build the capacity of communities to respond appropriately at times of emergencies and disaster. Therefore, goals and strategies of the operational services will also focus on the delivery of effective prevention and community safety education programs.