Located approximately 15km east of Canberra, Queanbeyan City Brigade is situated on the corner of Ellerton & Old Sydney Roads in Queanbeyan. Queanbeyan is a town of approximately 25,000 people and is frequently travelled by nearby Australian Capital Territory residents on their way to the coast and coastal residents on their way to the snowfields.
Queanbeyan is home to New South Wales Fire Brigades 428 Station, who run a mixture of Permanent and Retained personnel protecting within the city limits. Queanbeyan City Brigade has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to assist NSWFB when required, and also has its own response area on the outskirts of town – including the notorious Kings Hwy.
With a compliment of approximately 40 active fire fighters and support personnel, the Queanbeyan City Brigade provides a 100% volunteer service, with members giving up their own time to serve their community. Our members come from a wide socio-economic background – each bringing their unique skill sets to enhance our team.
The Queanbeyan City Brigade is a fairly active brigade with varied call rates annually, responding to incidents ranging from Motor Vehicle Accidents to Bush Fires.
Queanbeyan City is classified as a Village 2 Brigade – Meaning that it is Breathing Apparatus equipped to deal with high-risk incidents. However, its not all glamour and glory with members undertaking non-emergency activities such as fundraising, community awareness and competitions/field-days.
Queanbeyan City is also a very social brigade, and when our members aren’t training or fire fighting, there is usually some infamous social function to be attended.
Queanbeyan Brigade trains regularly, and sets a high standard for its members.