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About Us

Who we are and what we do

The About Us section provides information about our organisation and its structure, governance arrangements, our executive leadership, our staff, volunteers and partners and departmental contacts.


Organisational chart

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) was established as a department on 1 November 2013 under the Public Service Act 2008.  It sits within the public safety portfolio, under the Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services.  The portfolio also contains the Office of the Inspector-General Emergency Management (IGEM); the Public Safety Business Agency (PSBA); and the Queensland Police Service (QPS). The portfolio structure is designed to support an integrated and collaborative approach to service delivery.
QFES – General summary

Key People

K Carroll

Commissioner Katarina Carroll

D Smith 

Deputy Commissioner and Chief Strategy Officer, Capability and Performance Division - Doug Smith

M Wassing  

Deputy Commissioner, Emergency Service Volunteers (ESV) - Mike Wassing

M Roche 

Deputy Commissioner, Operations and Emergency Management (OEM) - Mark Roche

Legislation and regulations

Our History

Our corporate publications

Contact and address details


*This publication was produced prior to the current government.