Tasmania Fire Service

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Tasmania Fire Service
TFS Logo
Established: 1979
Regions: South, North, North-West;
Specialities: Remote Area Firefighting, CBR, Light to Medium Urban Search and Rescue, High Angle Rescue, Road Crash Rescue
Fire Chief: Chief Officer Michael "Mike" Brown
Volunteers: ~4,800
Paid Staff: 250
Brigades: 230
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Website Official TFS Website
A Tasmania Fire Service truck

The Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) was created in 1979 following the passing of the 'Fire Service Act 1979' on the 1st Of November 1979. It involved abolishing the State Fire Authority, the Rural Fires Board and 22 Urban Fire Brigades.

The Tasmanian Fire Service is under the State Fire Commission and comprises, the Commissioner, the Director of Urban brigades, the Director of Country brigades - as well as two representatives from local government, and a representative of the State Treasurer.

The fire service is the primary agency responsible for fire suppression and control for the state of Tasmania and its surrounding islands.

As of 2008 the service has a fleet of 450 fire trucks and maintains its own vehicle fabrication workshop.[1]

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  1. ^ Innovation Review - Appendix, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, 2008
  • (1977) Tasmanian Year Book Hobart, Tas. Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics, Tasmanian Office. ISSN 0082-2116 pp. 566-567 Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting - for the old system details
  • (1982) Tasmanian Year Book Hobart, Tas. Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics, Tasmanian Office. ISSN 0082-2116 pp. 437-438 Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting - for the new system

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