The Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFSQ) is the volunteer arm of the QFES operating in rural, semi-rural and urban fringe areas where there is no urban fire service coverage.
The RFSQ consists of approximately 35,000 volunteers from approximately 1,500 rural fire brigades across the state.
RFSQ 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.