BACKGROUND

The FNQ Emergency Services Association was recently incorporated and is now known as the FNQ Emergency Services Association Inc (“FNQESA”).

The FNQESA membership is made up of members from the emergency services in FNQ, including:

  • Queensland Fire and Emergency Services encompassing Fire and Rescue, State Emergency Service, Rural Fire Service and Emergency Management
  • Queensland Ambulance Service
  • Queensland Police Service
  • State Emergency Services (SES)
  • Airport Rescue Fire Fighting

The objects and purpose of the association are:

  • to promote comradery between the emergency services personnel by undertaking the object and purpose of sub-rule (1)(b); and
  • to undertake fundraising events throughout Far North Queensland to raise money to be added to the capital of the trust fund, to be distributed to non-for-profit community organisations in Far North Queensland that relieve poverty, distress or disadvantage of individuals or families in Far North Queensland.

The Association commenced in 2015 to raise much needed funds for the families and victims of the Ravenshoe Café Explosion.  As a result of sponsorship from local organisations and the general public, we have raised over $110,000 in 4 years for different beneficiaries each year. The Ball and the subsequent money raised would not be possible without the support of local business and the general public.