Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland (RFBAQ)
Run by elected brigade volunteers, representing all 1,400 Queensland brigades.
Based in the heart of rural Queensland, the RFBAQ is doing its best to ensure the 36,000 men and women who make up our rural fire brigades are looked after when they need it most.
The RFBAQ successfully lobbied the State Government to pay for the fuel and maintenance costs for brigades and to make sure firefighters are compensated if they get cancers while doing their unpaid jobs.
We provide important grants for brigades of all sizes right across Queensland to pay everything from portable radios and power reels on fire engines through to fit outs for Rural Fire Stations. We also provide immediate assistance for volunteer firefighters who pass away defending their communities by easing the burden of paying for a funeral.
The RFBAQ is fully self-funded with no brigade subscription and no Federal, State or Local Government money. In Queensland, it would be very hard to find another organisation that does not charge membership fees, subscription, dues or some other levy to fund its primary functions.
Our income is generated by our Contact Centre fundraising selling tickets in the 5 Art Unions that we run each year and taking tax deductible donations which can be brigade specific.
The RFBAQ has paid over $1 million in grants to brigades and volunteers in need from the money that it raises.
For more information visit www.rfbaq.org and register to receive RFBAQ email updates, search RFBAQ on Facebook or call +61 7 5480 5130.