Tasmania Fire Service

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.

Tasmania Fire Service
Tasmania Fire Service Logo - 2011.svg
Operational area
CountryAustralia
StateTasmania
Agency overview
Established1 November 1979 (1979-11-01)
Employees350
Staffing5000 volunteers
Fire chiefChris Arnol
Facilities and equipment
Battalions230
Trucks450 (2008)
WildlandSpecialty
Light and airSpecialty
Website
Official website
A Tasmania Fire Service truck.

Established on 1 November 1979 as a result of enacting the Fire Service Act 1979, the TFS superseded the State Fire Authority, the Rural Fires Board and 22 urban fire brigades.

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Further readingEdit

  • (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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