Emergency Web Sites

Rescue Helicopter

We have provided a list of Web Sites that will be useful in the event of an emergency.

This page will include QR codes of useful emergency web sites so you can scan them with your mobile smart phone for quick access.  Keep it near the phone or on the fridge where household members can find it in an emergency.

Prepare your household each “wet season” and bookmark the following web sites.

  • Bureau of Meteorology logo

    Bureau of Meteorology

    Visit the Bureau of Meteorolgy web site for all weather information and warnings.
    http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/

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    Visit the Bureau of Meteorolgy web site for all weather information and warnings.
    http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/

  • Emergency Management Queensland logo

    Emergency Management Queensland

    EMQ contributes to safer, more resilient and sustainable communities by delivering services through supporting local governement and emergency services.
    http://www.emergency.qld.gov.au/emq/

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    Visit the Emergency Management Queensland web site at
    http://www.emergency.qld.gov.au/emq/

    EMQ contributes to safer, more resilient and sustainable communities by delivering services through:

    • leading and coordinating activities undertaken before, during and after a disaster or emergency to minimise adverse community impacts
    • disaster awareness including community safety and education programs, and the Emergency Services Cadets
    • response and recovery services including State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers, Emergency Service Units, EMQ Helicopter Rescue and state disaster response management
    • supporting volunteer marine rescue organisations as well as contract and community helicopter providers
    • actively engaging with local government to promote disaster management and volunteer management priorities.
  • Queensland Ambulance Service logo

    Queensland Ambulance Service

    The Queensland Ambulance Service web site is the place to go if you need information about medical assistance.
    http://www.ambulance.qld.gov.au/

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    Visit the Queensland Ambulance Service web site at
    http://www.ambulance.qld.gov.au/

    Service Delivery

    The Queensland Ambulance Service delivers services to the public from more than 280 ambulance response locations across the State which are organised into seven regions, and are supported by a Central office located at the Kedron Park Emergency Services Facility in Brisbane, Australia.

    Community Ambulance Cover

    Community Ambulance Cover (CAC) replaced the Queensland Ambulance Subscription Scheme and ambulance transport charges on the 1st of July 2003. Quite simply CAC means all Queensland residents are automatically covered for the cost of ambulance transportation anywhere, anytime, across Australia.

    Aeromedical

    QAS coordinates the delivery of aeromedical cases throughout Queensland. Service providers include the Royal Flying Doctor Service, DCS fixed wing and helicopter services, community based rescue helicopter services and QAS fixed wing aircraft.

  • Queensland Police Service logo

    Queensland Police Service

    The Queensland Police Service web site is the place to go if you need information about any police matter.
    http://www.police.qld.gov.au/

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    Visit the Queensland Police Service web site is at
    http://www.police.qld.gov.au/

    You can contact the police on these numbers

    Emergencies: 000

    If you need Police, Fire or Ambulance in an emergency call triple zero (000).

    Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000

    To report any information that may assist in community safety.

    Policelink: 131 444

    Policelink 131 444 is the new number in Queensland to report non-urgent incidents.

  • Queensland Fire and Rescue logo

    Queensland Rural Fire Service

    Members of the Rural Fire Service and your local rural fire brigade provide a range of services to help keep Queensland Communities safe.
    https://ruralfire.qld.gov.au/

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    Visit the Rural Fire Service web site at
    >https://ruralfire.qld.gov.au/

    or the
    > Burdekin Shire Council page

    What is the Queensland Rural Fire Service?

    There is no urban fire service coverage of rural, semi-rural and some urban fringe areas.  The Rural Fire Service (RFS), made up of approximately 34 000 volunteers (approximately 1450 rural fire brigades) and around 2400 fire wardens, and is the volunteer side of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service and it is these volunteers who provide fire services to 93% of Queensland.

    Although there is a general perception that the main role of RFS volunteers is active firefighting, there is much more to being a member of a Rural Fire Brigade.

    What services do rural fire brigades provide to communities?

    Members of the Rural Fire Service and your local rural fire brigade provide a range of services to help keep Queensland Communities safe.

    Fighting Fires

    Rural Fire Brigades respond to the outbreak of fires within their local area and in surrounding areas in support of other rural fire brigades and emergency service workers.

    Fire Prevention

    Rural Fire Brigades, in conjunction with Rural Operations staff, undertake a range of planning and preparation activities throughout the year to ensure communities are well prepared for the fire season.

    One of these activities is hazard reduction burns.  Hazard reduction burns use fire to reduce excess vegetation and minimise the potential for bushfires to get out of control.

    Community Education

    There is an increasing awareness that timely and effective fire prevention and education saves lives and property.  Rural fire brigade members deliver a range of community education programs within their communities.  The local knowledge held by members of the brigades, along with their knowledge of fire behaviour and prevention, ensure the community gets information and education specific to their circumstances.

    Permits to Light Fire

    In Queensland the Rural Fire Service controls the use of fire by not allowing fires to be lit without a specific permit.  Rural Fire Service Fire Wardens and authorised fire officers manage the permit to light fire system.

    A permit to light fire is required for any fire that exceeds two metres in any direction and can be acquired free of charge from a fire warden.

    Deployments and assistance during disasters

    Rural Fire Service volunteers are often sent on deployment to assist other states during fire disasters.  Members are also called upon to assist other emergency service agencies during disasters such as floods and storms.

    How do I become involved in the Rural Fire Service?

    Joining the Rural Fire Service is a great way to get involved in your community, to meet new people, make friends, develop networks and learn new skills.

    The Rural Fire Service needs all types of people, with a wide range of skills to help keep your community safe.  There are a number of roles in the Rural Fire Service.  These include firefighting, community education, fundraising, administration and more.

    As a member of a rural fire brigade you have the opportunity to not only help protect your community, you will also meet great people and make new friends, become part of a team and learn a range of new skills through the wide variety of training available to you.

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    Queensland State Emergency Service

    The SES is a volunteer organisation and is designed to help Queensland communities in times of emergency and disaster.
    http://www.emergency.qld.gov.au/ses/

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    Visit the Sate Emergency Services web site at
    http://www.emergency.qld.gov.au/ses/

    The State Emergency Service (SES) forms a part of Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ) which is a Division of the Queensland Government’s Department of Community Safety (DCS).

    State Government and Local Government maintain an important partnership in assisting SES volunteers to provide a valuable volunteer emergency service to their local communities.

    The SES is a volunteer organisation and is designed to help Queensland communities in times of emergency and disaster. Each year the SES receives thousands of calls for assistance.

    SES volunteers care about their communities and are not paid for the great work that they do.

    EMQ provides support to Queensland SES Units, Groups and members through the provision of the following services:

    • Volunteer Management
    • Operations Doctrine
    • Resource and Asset Management
    • Education and Training
    • Communications
    • Psychological wellbeing and
    • Public Awareness and Public Relations

     

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