Revocation of State of Fire Emergency
On 22 November 2019, the Minister for Fire and Emergency Services approved the revocation of the Notification of Declaration of State of Fire Emergency for Queensland, No. 87 under section 87(2)(h) and section 88 of the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990 .
The following websites contain information about current bushfires, fire bans and restrictions, fire prevention, bushfire planning and applying for a permit to light a fire:
- Rural Fire Service Queensland
- Queensland Fire and Emergency Newsroom
- Queensland Fire and Emergency Facebook
Rural Fire Service Queensland
Local rural fire brigades patrol areas across Townsville and are often on the look-out for overgrown properties that are deemed a fire hazard. Residents in the Townsville area should follow the guidelines of the Rural Fire Service Queensland to clean up their yards and remove fire hazards.
The PREPARE.ACT.SURVIVE Information Guide is full of information that will help you to prepare your home and your family for bushfire season. It will assist you in making the decision to stay or to leave and will outline the steps you need to take as a result of your decision.
Please take time to sit down with your family and discuss your bushfire survival plan and what steps you will take to PREPARE.ACT.SURVIVE. this bushfire season.
Visit the Rural Fire Services website to find out more about preparing your home for potential bushfire threats.