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Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QLD)

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Overview

The Queensland Fire Service (QFS) came into being in June 1990, with the disbandment of the numerous city and town Fire Brigade Boards that existed at the time.

It was renamed the Queensland Fire and Rescue Authority (QFRA) in early 1997, as a result of the State Government decision to have a single agency responsible for rescue work in areas such as 'confined spaces', 'road traffic crashes', 'swift water', 'vertical rescue', etc.

It was renamed again, in November 2001, to the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS).

On 01 November 2013, as a result of the Police and Community Safety Review (PACSR), it became the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES).


The State of Queensland covers an area of approximately 1,727,530 sq. kilometres (667,000 sq. miles), and is broken into seven Regions for QFRS adminstration purposes.

Regions

1. Northern
2. Central
3. South Western
4. North Coast
5. Brisbane
6. South Eastern
7. Far Northern

8. State Appliances eg., Academy, USAR flyaway, etc.


The Region Number is used as the first digit of the appliance radio callsign.

Radio Codes

  • Code 1 - Arrived - Nothing in evidence, investigating.
  • Code 2 - Arrived - Fire, Traffic Crash, Hazmat etc in evidence
  • Code 4 - Returning to station after callout, available for new callout
  • Code 5 - Returned to home station
  • Code 6 - Malicious False Alarm
  • Code 7 - Unavailable for callout - No water/truck problem etc
  • Code 8 - On Scene, reporting to officer in charge
  • Code 9 - Casualty - A- Ambulance, C - Coroner (e.g Code 9 2A = 2 casualties in/require Ambulance)
  • Code 11 - Justifiable False Alarm
  • Code 12 - Avoidable False Alarm
  • Code 20 - High rise building procedure
  • Code 30 - Respond to incident no lights or sirens
  • Code 40 - Cancel Callout, and Return to Station
  • Code 99 - Major Incident


  • STOP - No further assistance required, all responding appliances Code 40


  • CASE 1 - High Pressure hoselines (most used)
  • CASE 2 - Large Hoseline directly from Hydrant Supply
  • CASE 3 - Large Hoseline directly from vehicle
  • CASE 4 - Suction from static supply(pool/tank etc) to supply vehicle

Radio Vote Groups

 
 Ch.  Location Group Channels
70   Helensvale to Coolangatta   (Region 6)   20, 21, 22, 25
71   Woodridge to Southport   (Region 6)   14, 18, 25, 28
72   Beaudesert, Canungra, Rathdowney   (Region 6)   16, 18, 20, 28
73   Dayboro, Caboolture, Mt Mee, Kilcoy   (Region 5)   42, 51, 56, 59
74   Brisbane North, Redcliffe, Petrie   (Region 5)   49, 53, 56
75   Brisbane CBD   (Region 5)   43, 45
76   Brisbane South   (Region 5)   41, 66, 77
77   Ipswich area   (Region 6)   10, 32, 37
78   Western area, Boonah, Gatton, Toogoolawah   (Region 6)       26, 29, 34, 35
79   Bundaberg, Maryborough, Hervey Bay   (Region 4)   20, 23, 25, 31, 33
80   Gympie, Pomona, Cooroy, Noosa   (Region 4)   10, 14, 17, 19, 21, 32  
81   Nambour, Maroochydore, Caloundra   (Region 4)   24, 27, 32, 33
82   Toowoomba   (Region 3)   46, 61
83   Warwick area   (Region 3)   42, 43, 44
84   Rockhampton area   (Region 2)   50, 54, 57
85   Mackay area   (Region 2)   47, 49, 51, 52
86   Townsville & Mt Isa   (Region 1)   24, 26, 29
87 Reserved for Region 1  
88   Cairns, Smithfield, Gordonvale   (Region 7)   40, 50, 52
89 Reserved for Region 7