Rural Firefighters Efforts Celebrated

Yellow Ribbon Day celebrations recognizing Queensland’s 36,000 rural fire brigade members’ passion, commitment and selflessness are underway across the state.

Yellow Ribbon Day fire brigade
Yellow Ribbon Day began in 2013 as an initiative of the Rural Fire Brigades Association of Queensland to thank rural fire volunteers for their time and dedication.

The day is an opportunity to recognize the commitment and efforts of 36,000 rural fire brigades.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Katarina Carroll says members of the Rural Fire Service (RFS) are vital to emergency responses and community preparedness.

“RFS provides a range of services to help keep Queensland communities safe.”

“They could be on the frontline alleviating risks, fighting bushfires, educating the community or be behind the scenes providing community education and support.”

“Our volunteers wear many different hats and can be involved before, during and after incidents.”

Ms Carroll says we all should take a moment to this week to think about the hard-work rural firefighters do across the state.

“They spend hours each year training and upskilling to ensure they are prepared for any task they may be faced with.”

“Our RFS volunteers are part of the backbone to resilient communities, and we want to say thank you to the thousands of people who selflessly give up their time each year to help keep Queensland safe and prepared.”

For more information on volunteering for RFS visit www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/volunteering.