United Firefighters Union Queensland


Fire Communications Update - Fire Communications Officer Recruit Program

As you would be aware, QFES is currently reviewing the Fire Communications Officer Recruit Program, and a recruit course is scheduled to commence on 24 February 2020. I wish to make it clear to all members that the UFUQ do not support the recruit course commencing on this date.

CA Updates : CA19 Update 16

In this edition - I am pleased to report that signatories to CA19 (importantly including your union and Fire and Rescue) have reached agreement on the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Safe Crewing Task Force (SCTF).

Code 2 : v34#2 Australia Day Public Holiday 2020 – What are you entitled to?

In this edition - Australia Day (26 January) this year falls on a Sunday.

Newsletters : Fire Communication Officers Update

In this Edition - The UFUQ has had multiple contacts from members relating to the FCO Recruit Program Review. Specifically, the contact has mostly been in regards to concerns about an attempt by QFES to change the role of FCOs and the name of Firecom and Fire Communications Officers.

Code 2 : v34#1 2020 Vision

In this edition - Your union has hit the ground running in the new year, with much work to be done on the evolution of CA19, working to fix the radios and the radio networks, working to get Fire and Rescue to start taking decontamination seriously, and so much more.


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