In Queensland the use of fire is controlled through the volunteer Fire Warden network. There are approximately 2,500 Fire Wardens throughout the State, providing this important community service.
A Fire Warden is a voluntary officer responsible for safe rural fire management within the community. Fire Wardens control the use of fire through the issue of Permits to Light Fire.
Duties of Fire Wardens:
Dictate the conditions under which the permittee can light the fire. (In this way, the Fire Warden performs a public safety role for the community.)
Undertake a community awareness role, by advising owners and occupiers of the need for hazard reduction, recommending safety precautions for the protection of homes and assets and talking to members of the public regarding the fire history of the district.
Control the use of fire in their designated area.
Can grant or reject a Permit to Light Fire.
May place appropriate conditions on a Permit to Light Fire.
May exercise considerable powers authorised under the Fire and Rescue Service Act 1990.
Fire wardens for the Maleny Rural Fire area are:-
Locality Warden Contact Number Maleny Town & Rural Area T. Malone 042 812 3302 Conondale North M. Grundon 07 5494 4597 Conondale Central P. Pammett 07 5494 4562 Conondale South R. Green 07 5494 4524 Crystal Waters P. Smith 07 5494 4604 Landsborough T. Neucom 07 5494 1276 Montville J. Taylor 07 5478 5478 Obi Obi J. Cutmore 07 5446 9153 Peachester B. Page 07 5494 9557