Tasmania Fire Service
|Established||1 November 1979|
|Staffing||predominately volunteers (~4,800)|
|Fire chief||Michael "Mike" Brown|
|Facilities and equipment|
|Light and air||Specialty|
Established on 1 November 1979 as a result of enacting the Fire Service Act 1979, the TFS superceeded 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.
As of 2008 the service has a fleet of 450 fire trucks and maintains its own vehicle fabrication workshop.
- 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