United Firefighters Union Queensland


Code 2 : v32#32 Survey of UFUQ members a damning indictment of QFES GWN digital radio communication

In this edition - Since the commencement of the very expensive Queensland emergency service radio network (the GWN), your union (and representatives of your union on various committees) have been working to get Fire and Rescue and the QFES bureaucracy to accept there are problems.

Code 2 : v32#31 Minister for Fire and Rescue confirms government commitment to ‘2 in 2 out' (1+3)

In this edition - In a speech to Queensland Parliament on Tuesday 13 November 2018, Minister Craig Crawford stated – ‘I want to recognise our career firefighters…working in fire and rescue stations in Queensland. They respond to thousands of calls per year. They are on shift when you are asleep. It is a dangerous job (working) four on four off on A, B, C or D shifts at any station, one officer and three firefighters on a pumper is their life.’

Code 2 : v32#30 Local branch election results

In this edition - Elections results

Code 2 : v32#29 Queen's Birthday public holiday and Mental Health and wellbeing for firefighters

In this edition - Members are reminded that the upcoming Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday (Monday, 1 October 2018) is the one Public Holiday per year where full penalty rates are not paid.

Code 2 : v32#28 - Audited accounts


The United Firefighters' Union in Queensland represents Urban firefighters, both career, part-time, Scientific Officers and Communication Officers. The union is made up of members throughout the state of Queensland, as far as Thursday Island to the North and to the borders of our great state. READ MORE