The peak decision making body of the Union is the State Committee of Management which meets at least four times per year. This body is comprised of firefighters and officers elected by the general membership from throughout Queensland. In between meetings the State Executive, meets on a monthly basis to oversee the operation of the Union. Besides those issues relating to improving award conditions (i.e wages), the UFU is actively pursuing issues in the following areas:
Health & Safety
Firefighter Staffing Levels
Funding of the Fire Service
Each Region has an Officer Delegate and at least one Firefighter Delegate to the State Committee of Management. Fire Communications, Senior Officers and Auxiliary members also have a representative on the State Committee of Management.