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Code 2 : v33#2 - 25th Anniversary – Southport Honda In memory of Sub-Station Officer Herbie Fennell and Firefighter Noel Watson

In this edition - This 11th of February 2019 will mark the 25th anniversary of the fire at Southport Honda where Sub-Station Officer Herbie Fennell and Firefighter Noel Watson were killed in the line of duty.

Code 2 : v33#1 Australia Day Public Holiday

In this edition - Please be aware that the public holiday arrangements relevant to your work roster will apply to Monday 28 January 2019 only (they will not apply to Saturday 26 January 2019).

Code 2 : v32#33 Christmas and New Year

In this edition - Christmas and New Year public holidays

Code 2 : v32#32 Survey of UFUQ members a damning indictment of QFES GWN digital radio communication

In this edition - Since the commencement of the very expensive Queensland emergency service radio network (the GWN), your union (and representatives of your union on various committees) have been working to get Fire and Rescue and the QFES bureaucracy to accept there are problems.

Code 2 : v32#31 Minister for Fire and Rescue confirms government commitment to ‘2 in 2 out' (1+3)

In this edition - In a speech to Queensland Parliament on Tuesday 13 November 2018, Minister Craig Crawford stated – ‘I want to recognise our career firefighters…working in fire and rescue stations in Queensland. They respond to thousands of calls per year. They are on shift when you are asleep. It is a dangerous job (working) four on four off on A, B, C or D shifts at any station, one officer and three firefighters on a pumper is their life.’
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The United Firefighters' Union in Queensland represents Urban firefighters, both career, part-time, Scientific Officers and Communication Officers. The union is made up of members throughout the state of Queensland, as far as Thursday Island to the North and to the borders of our great state. READ MORE