CODE 2, VOL 34, NO 21 : 04 may 2020


As professional firefighters we dedicate our lives to protecting our communities and to looking after each other, and we take great pride in what we do.

On International Firefighters’ Day, we celebrate and thank all current and past firefighters for the contribution they make, or have made, to their community.

Many of us are lucky enough to do what we do until our golden years but for some their dedication and contribution ends with the ultimate sacrifice – their life. We celebrate and honour their sacrifice as well.

International Firefighters’ Day is observed globally each year on 4 May and people all over the world will take the time today to show their support and appreciation for what we do while serving our communities and to recognise and honour the sacrifices of our fallen comrades.

We don’t do what we do for the thanks. But, it is important every once in a while to reflect on the great work we do and have done.

All UFUQ members can take pride in the service we provide for the Queensland community.


I wish to remind you that today is Labour Day. As you are aware COVID19 has forced the cancellation of our usual events. Even though we can’t attend and march together, we can still celebrate and remember our achievements.

Hopefully the restrictions will be lifted by this time next year and we will again celebrate this important day together. 


During this unprecedented period of disruption to normal business as usual, it is more important than ever that you maintain contact with your union.

As such, I would like to remind members to either install or update your UFUQ HOTSPOT app on your smart phone. All communications for the foreseeable future will be published to your emails, and to the app, and ensuring the app is installed and/or updated will allow you to have access to all information your state office puts out.

For current users:
Due to updates, can you please log in or open your app to allow new updates to be loaded.
Please ensure that you have notifications turned on for the app.

For new users:
Please follow these instructions to access the UFUQ app.
1. Go to your app store icon on your iPhone or Android device and type in the search menu “UFUQ hotspot”.
2. Download the app to your phone.
3. Enter your username (badge number) and password (1234).
Please ensure that you have notifications turned on for the app.

John Oliver - General Secretary



Authorised by John Oliver General Secretary 
United Firefighters' Union of Australia, Union of Employees QLD