The Retired Firefighters Association of Queensland (RFAQ) was formed early in 1999 as a non-profit organisation run by Retired Firefighters for Retired Firefighters.
Members of the RFAQ provide support and comradeship to each other, particularly in times of sickness or bereavement and the Association helps to ensure that retired firefighters do not lose contact with each other or with the QFRS.
Official site - http://rffaq.org.au/rfaq/
Saturday, 29 June 2013
2013 - DAN CAMPBELL AWARD
Dan Campbell Award
Dan Campbell1910 - 1999
Graduate Institute of Fire Engineers 17th September 1935 Auxiliary Fireman at Ithaca 1928 - 1930 Permanent Fireman - Metropolitan Fire Brigade Brisbane 1930 - 1975
Stationed at Ithaca, Albion, Woolloongabba, Wynnum, Alderley, Headquarters (Ann St, Kemp Place) Lived on Brigade Quarters at Alderley 1941 - 193; Ann Street 1937 - 1941, 1943 - 1962
Trained Auxiliaries during war years 1939 - 1945 and was responsible for setting up many "fire posts".
Dan was a firefighter with extraordinary practical firefighting skills and it is fitting that the Retired Firefighters Association award is named after him.
Dan progressed from two years auxiliary service before 190 through all grades of Firefighter, Station Officer, Foreman, District Officer, Third Officer, FIrst Officer and Superintendent. During the 47 years he attended most of the serious fires that occurred in Brisbane.
DAN CAMPBELL Retired Firefighters Association Shield
Awarded to the firefighter who demonstrates Significant Progressive Achievement of Practical Firefighting Skills