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Ita - EMQ Updates
« on: April 10, 2014, 03:55:13 AM »
QFES deployments to far north Queensland Tropical Cyclone Ita

10/04/2014

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) personnel from across the State will deploy to Cooktown and Cairns today, in preparation for Tropical Cyclone Ita.

A taskforce of 17 QFES personnel will leave Cairns for Cooktown at midday. This taskforce is made up of 10 State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers, including qualified flood boat operators and height safety trained personnel, four swift water rescue and Rapid Damage Assessment trained firefighters and three incident management specialists, from the Cairns area.

A further nine swift water rescue and Rapid Damage Assessment trained firefighters from Brisbane and the south east will deploy into far north Queensland from Brisbane this morning. Two Air Base Managers from the Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFSQ) South Eastern and North Coast Regions will also deploy from Brisbane today, to assist with air operations.


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