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Structure and Local QFES Contacts

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is the primary provider of fire and emergency services in Queensland and is divided in to three specialist areas, these are:

The Readiness and Response Services Division is responsible for ensuring the response capacity of QFES operational staff in emergent situations as legislated in the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990 and Disaster Management Act 2003. The division provides sustainable leadership and direction through the coordination of emergency management and fire and rescue operational activities. The division is comprised of skilled fire and emergency management professionals working in partnership with state government departments, local governments and communities to improve resilience and enhance operational capacity during times of emergency. Specialist services such as Fire Communications, Fire Safety, Fire Engineering, Investigation and Compliance, Technical Rescue, BA/HazMat, and Research and Scientific are integral elements of the division.

The Strategy and Corporate Services Division is responsible for leading the department’s strategic framework and vision, and driving performance and integrated capability across QFES. The division works closely with QFES’ portfolio partners to ensure the department’s planning and policy enhances the capability of its people, and services and equipment are contemporary, agile and able to meet the service delivery needs of Queensland communities.

The Emergency Management, Volunteerism and Community Resilience (EMVCR) division is responsible for providing overall strategic leadership, direction and support to approximately 36,000 Rural Fire Service (RFS) and 6,000 State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers, as well as providing strategic oversight of Emergency Management (EM) policy and development for the Department. EMVCR also provides support to other volunteer groups involved in emergency management activities across the state and is responsible for leading volunteer capability development and introducing innovative strategies to support community resilience, risk mitigation and the recruitment and retention of a sustainable and skilled volunteer workforce. With the increasing demands placed on emergency services as a result of more frequent and severe disasters in Queensland, EMVCR is committed to working with stakeholders and partners to ensure safer and more resilient communities across Queensland.

QFES Structure

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