Tasmania Fire Service

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Tasmania Fire Service
Tasmania Fire Service Logo - 2011.svg
Operational area
Country Australia
State Tasmania
Agency overview
Established 1 November 1979 (1979-11-01)
Employees 250
Staffing predominately volunteers (~4,800)
Fire chief Michael "Mike" Brown
Facilities and equipment
Battalions 230
Trucks 450 (2008)
Wildland Specialty
Light and air Specialty
Website
Official website
A Tasmania Fire Service truck.

The Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) is the Tasmanian Government agency responsible for fire suppression and control for the state of Tasmania and its surrounding islands.

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.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Innovation Review - Appendix, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, 2008

Further reading[edit]

  • (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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