The Heat is On and The Warning is Out

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Firefighters are bracing for another hot and dry period with heightened temperatures and increased fire danger keeping Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) on alert. Rural Fire Service Assistant Commissioner Tom Dawson says high temperatures were continuing to cause erratic fire … [Read more...]

Keep School Zones in Focus

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Motorists be ready and aware!! The kids are heading back to school, so school zones apply to every school day for the next 10 weeks of term one and that means time to start watching our speed. It would seem we’re not all that good at watching the speedo in school zones and Police say we need … [Read more...]

What’s your Farm Safety Story?

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That’s the question being asked of being asked of high school and university or agriculture college students aged between 13 and 21 by the Primary Industries Health and Safety Partnership (PIHSP) who are seeking young people’s input into farm safety. The inaugural farm safety student video … [Read more...]

Beaches Closed

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8 box jelly fish have been found at Mackay and near Mackay Beaches prompting a Surf Lifesaving Queensland shut down. Eight of the highly venomous jelly fish were caught in drag nets and Surf Life Saving Queensland says Lamberts Beach, near Mackay was closed. Eimeo and Sarina Beaches were also … [Read more...]

Missing Man – Percy Island

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The search continues for a man off Queensland’s coast after reports he went overboard from a catamaran, ‘Predator”, near Middle Percy Island this morning. Police investigators have been flown by charter helicopter to the Island as the search continues for the 39-year-old man. Four fixed wing … [Read more...]

Stay Safe in the North

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Fire and Emergency Services Minister Mark Ryan is reminding Queenslanders to plan and avoid flooded roads as heavy rain continues to drench some northern parts. The Minister says as rain subsides in some areas and rivers continue to rise we need to remain aware that the Bureau of Meteorology is … [Read more...]

Who am I? And Where the HELL Are We?

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Travellers confusion - and those forgotten “things” we may forget to include in the caravan - can come back to bite us during a holiday. That’s the warning from Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) who are asking Queenslanders to kick off the ‘pre-back to school' holiday break … [Read more...]