$400 Million Investment in Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
31 October 2022
The bayside's frontline emergency services are set to become even better equipped, with sweeping reforms to Queensland’s frontline capabilities.
Now, all of Queensland's frontline emergency services will be even better equipped, with sweeping reforms to Queensland’s frontline capabilities.
This is all part of a $400 million commitment over four years to provide more resources, more frontline officers and improved equipment for crews and importantly - better services for Queensland.
Reform highlights include:
- Dedicated Fire Services Department which includes the Fire and Rescue Service and the Rural Fire Service as a separate entity
- The Rural Fire Service will have its own dedicated budget
- The SES will be aligned with the Queensland Police Service as its own entity and own dedicated budget
- Marine Rescue Queensland will be established as its own entity, hosted by the police department, with its own dedicated budget
- Increasing the government’s commitment for more firefighters to 500 from 357
- Transitioning disaster management functions to the Queensland Police Service
- More funding and personnel for the SES
- More funding and personnel for the Rural Fire Service, and
- More funding and personnel for marine rescue services.