QFESQueensland Fire and Emergency Service (Queensland, Australia)
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After a horrendous year of drought, floods and cyclones, Queenslanders are all too aware of the important role that members of QFES play in keeping our communities safe, Mr Crawford said.
QFES officer Guy Bulmer, who was first on the scene, said: "During the night and the course of the evening, they noticed water entering the campervan and there was a croc sign quite close by.
(45) QFEs and AFAs must also maintain an up to date Adviser Business Statement setting out the services they provide and their compliance arrangements.
To receive the QFES Medal, an officer must have shown a high level of commitment, ethics, integrity and diligence, Mr Crawford said.
Walkers, hikers and climbers who are underprepared or exceed their capability, people who are lost, ill or injured due to a fall are people QFES Remote Rescue Technicians are called to help, Mr Crawford said.
The two appliances are part of QFES ongoing commitment to its fleet.
QFES has been committed to this program since 2014, and the ESC program has gone from strength to strength in that time with Emergency Services Cadets now being given the opportunity to earn a nationally accredited Certificate II in Public Safety, Ms Carroll said.
QFES members from Far Northern Region joined Queensland Police Service (QPS) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) staff at the combined awards ceremony.
Recent rainfall has certainly eased the dry conditions around some parts of the state and may give QFES and its land management agency partners the chance to undertake hazard reduction burns in the coming months.
The Palaszczuk Government is committed to ensuring QFES has the personnel, equipment and infrastructure to continue providing first-class services and support.
Mr Crawford, who was accompanied by QFES Deputy Commissioner Mike Wassing, said it was a timely opportunity to discuss the natural disasters that had hit Queensland in the past few months and to catch up on the latest research happening at the centre.
The station was funded from a range of sources, including the Rural Fire Levy, a QFES RFS station construction grant and contributions from the Redland City Council, Queensland Ambulance Service, the Community Gambling Benefit Fund and Energex.