Closeburn Rural Fire Brigade is a volunteer unit operating under the auspices of
Queensland Fire & Rescue.
The Rural Fire Service is an integral part of Queensland Fire and Rescue Service,
with a proud history spanning over 60 years. The Rural Fire Service provides fire
management for rural and semi-rural communities (outside urban fire levy areas) across
approximately 93% of the area ofthe State. Services include fire mitigation, prescribed
burning, volunteer training, community awareness and education. Volunteers are not
Closeburn Rural Fire Brigade is a community based, volunteer Brigade. Formed on the
18th February 1967 to fill a need for a local response by the Landholders & Farmers
of the District, Closeburn has a strong history of supporting the community & responding
in times of need to inter & intra State deployments.
Our crew are made up of members of the local community & surrounding areas & they
donate their time to ensure that the Closeburn/Cedar Creek area has a dedicated fire
response service. We respond to fire, flood & road traffic incidents as well as carrying
out bushfire mitigation planning & planned hazard reduction activities.
Furthermore we also provide community education in the form of VCE ( Volunteer Community
Educator) visits & displays, School & Kindy visits, Safe Home & Prepare, Act, Survive
presentations to ensure the surrounding community has greater knowledge & therefore
a safer environment.
Our Members come from all walks of life & their day to day jobs are as varied as
their ages, but the one thing they all have in common is a desire to serve & protect
their local area.
Our aim, like that of other Rural Fire Brigades is to provide protection of life
and property through:
reducing the risk of wildfire; managing the use of fire for hazard reduction or land
Closeburn Rural Fire Brigade meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm & Training
is every other Tuesday.