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Northern Region

Northern Region

Northern Region is one of the most diverse demographical and geographical regions within the Queensland Fire & Emergency Services.  The region spans from Ingham to the Gulf the length of the Qld/Northern Territory ​border to Birdsville and to Bowen in the south which encompasses an extensive area of 600,000 klm2.

Northern regional operations is led by the Regional Assistant Commissioner who oversees 20 urban fire stations, regional headquarters and area offices staffed by approximately 445 employees, ranging from full-time and auxiliary firefighters, emergency management officers, community safety officers and technical rescue. ​

Rural Fire Service (RFS​) regional operations is co-located with the QFES Northern Regional office but led by the RFSQ Regional Manager.  RFSQ Northern Region operates with 186 brigades, staffed by approximately 14 regional QFES personnel, 4056 Volunteer Firefighters, 44 Volunteer Community Educators.

State Emergency Service (SES) regional operations is co-located with the FRS Northern Region but led by the SES Regional Manager. SES Northern Region operates with 40 groups, staffed by approximately 596 volunteers, and they are supported by 12 SES staff in Townsville and Mount Isa offices.

Northern Regions Fire Communication Centre is located in Townsville.

Fire station list

Rural Fire Service Contacts​

State Emergency Services Contacts​​