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QFES Information Asset Register

​​In the interest of transparency, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) provides the following details regarding information collected for the purpose of delivering a safer and secure community. The information in this list will be expanded over time. Access to the information within the listed Information Assets is aligned with Queensland legislative requirements. For further information on the attached list, please send an email to QFES.RTI@qfes.qld.gov.au or by telephone +61 7 3635 3303.
Alternatively, access may be sought for information not available on the publication scheme or disclosure log via RTI application to ​https​://www.qfes.qld.gov.au/rti/Pages/apply-for-information.aspx.

 

Information Asset

Description


​Disclosure Log

The Right to Information Act 2009 commenced on 1 July 2009. Our disclosure log provides details of information released in response to non-personal Right to Information requests made to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. It contains a description of the information released and, where possible, a link to that information. Should you have any questions please contact the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Right to Information and Information Privacy on 3635 3303 or email QFES.RTI@qfes.qld.gov.au. ​

Commercial training courses

QFES provides commercial training courses for business and industry through its workplace training unit – Training and Emergency Management (TEM).  A list of available courses is found at  https://www.qfes.qld.gov.au/training/Pages/default.aspx.

Emergency Management Levy

The Emergency Management Levy (EML) applies to all properties within Queensland to ensure a more sustainable funding base for emergency services.  It is collected via the council rates notice.

Levy classifications for properties can be viewed at the QFES website.

Fire Bans

QFES maintains a list of current fire bans and restrictions.

Fire Station Locations

QFES maintains a record of fire station locations.  Access to these locations is available on the QFES website at https://www.qfes.qld.gov.au/about/structure/regions/Pages/default.aspx.

Fire Wardens

In rural Queensland the use of fire is controlled through the volunteer Fire Warden network. However if you live in an urban or rural fringe community the Fire Warden could be your local fire station.
QFES maintains a list of fire wardens on the Rural Fire Service Queensland website.

Incident reports

The Administrative Access Scheme allows our clients and members of the public to access certain information held by QFES without having to apply through a formal Information Privacy or Right to Information application process.
Fees and charges apply depending on the type of application, the number of documents and the amount of work involved in accessing the information. For further details see the QFES Administrative Access Scheme Information Sheet.
Examples of the types of information collected and held by QFES that may be released:

  • Operational reports relating to fire incidents
  • Operational reports relating to motor vehicle incidents
  • Fire investigation reports
  • Photographs (if available)
  • Scientific Reports
  • Statistics regarding QFES service delivery.

For more information on the QFES Administrative Access Scheme contact:
Telephone: 07 3635 3548
Email: Qfrsadminaccess@qfes.qld.gov.au

Library

The Portfolio library maintains a collection of highly specialised library materials, in hardcopy (books, journals) and electronic (e-books, online databases, e-journals) format. The library broadly collects in the following areas of:

  • Computers/IT
  • Fire and Emergency
  • Education and Training
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Counter Terrorism and Major Events
  • Legal
  • Management and Leadership
  • Mobile Device and Technology

Neighbourhood Safer Places

A Neighbourhood Safer Place (NSP) is a local open space or building where people may gather, as a last resort, to seek shelter from a bushfire.  NSPs do not guarantee safety in all circumstances.   

This site contains a list of local government areas where designated NSP locations can be viewed. Not all local governments have NSPs. If there is not an NSP currently identified for an area, continue to monitor this site for updates.

Online Services

QFES provides a number of online services, including:

Publication Scheme

The publication scheme describes and categorises information routinely available from the QFES. It has been developed to give the community greater access to information held by the QFES. All information and documents accessible via the QFES publication scheme are provided free of charge except where otherwise stipulated.

QFES Newsroom

Access to Social Media websites for current QFES related local and State news, incidents and events can be accessed through the QFES Newsroom website at https://newsroom.psba.qld.gov.au/.

Rural Fire Service Queensland contact details

QFES maintains a record of contact details for Area Offices. 

SES Units and Groups

QFES maintains a record of SES Units and SES Groups in each of the seven QFES regions.  This information is available on the QFES website at http://www.emergency.qld.gov.au/ses/about/locations-and-contacts.html.

Statistics

QFES statistics can be accessed through the Qld Government Open Data initiative at http://www.data.qld.gov.au.

Records of investments in front line service delivery including expenditure records, available funding and data for local government areas.

Levy boundaries and classifications used by QFES.

Fire warden districts and contact details for permit applications.

State Emergency Services (SES) building locations across Queensland.

Locations of rural fire stations across Queensland.  Note that not all rural brigades have fire stations.  This data contains coordinate (in GDA94) and address information.

Locations of fire stations across Queensland. This data contains coordinate (in GDA94) and address information.

Information on consultancies, overseas travel and The Queensland Language Services Policy for the QFES for 2014-15.

Vegetation fires and permitted burn incidents from QFES.  This information is updated every 30 minutes.

Non-identifying data for Rural Fire Service volunteers which is updated bi-annually.

Description of QFES vehicles

Emergency vehicle location tracking in South East Queensland.

Regional infringement notices and requisitions (financial year).

Location of fire stations and rural fire brigades in Queensland.

Fire and emergency services incident types and response information.