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Local Fire Ban For Toowoomba & Southern Downs Council Areas

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has imposed a local fire ban for South West Region residents. The local fire ban has now been extended until 11.59pm on Sunday 15th September 2019.  This extended Local Fire Ban is imposed over all parts of the following Local Government Areas: Toowoomba Regional Council & Southern Downs Regional […]

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These School Holidays Get A Junior Firefighter On The Job

The call is going out across Queensland for kids to sign up as junior firefighters in Blazer’s Brigade these school holidays. The Fire and Rescue Service is asking parents and caregivers to appoint a junior firefighter to help identify fire hazards around the house. Community Engagement Manager Alan Musk said the June-July holiday period was […]

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QFES Reminder And Thanks

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is urging residents and travellers in south-east Queensland to remain vigilant following heavy rainfall across the region. While the worst of the weather has passed for most of the south-east, QFES Deputy Commissioner Mark Roche said people should be wary of damaged and flooded  roads . Mr Roche said […]

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Emergency Services Respond As Severe Weather Hits Qld Coast

South-east Queenslanders are encouraged to be vigilant and avoid travel today, as severe weather impacts the region. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has forecast heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding across parts of the state. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Deputy Commissioner Mark Roche said QFES was prepared and ready to aid the community […]

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It May Be April Fool’s Day, But Fire Is No Joke

Queenslanders are urged to be smart about their safety this April Fool’s Day and change their home’s smoke alarm batteries. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Deputy Commissioner Mark Roche said it was important that residents took the time to ensure their smoke alarms were working. “It only takes a few minutes to change your […]

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Achievement Award Recognises Years Of Service

Long serving State Emergency Service (SES) member and Western Downs Local Controller Kevin Mizen has been recognised for his leadership and years of dedication to the service, receiving the Australia Day Achievement Award at a ceremony held in Toowoomba. SES Acting Regional Manager John Harrison said Mr Mizen’s dedication to the service was epitomized over […]

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