About Us

Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) is the operational arm of the State Fire Commission, established in 1979. We’re made up of more than 200 fire brigades across Tasmania, 350 career firefighters and 5000 volunteers.

As a dynamic and diverse organisation, we provide a range of services across community education and emergency response, including:

  • Bush and urban fire fighting
  • Fire investigation
  • Fire prevention and risk mitigation, including fuel reduction
  • Road crash rescue in urban areas
  • Hazardous materials incident response
  • Alarm monitoring
  • Community education on bushfires and home fire safety

Tas Fire Service showing school children how to use the fire hose

What we do

TFS performs a critical role during bushfires and other emergency incidents that threaten life, property and the environment.

Working together with Tasmanian communities and government agencies, including Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, we educate communities on bushfire preparedness and fire safety, and prevent, resource, respond to and manage bushfires. 

With close cooperative relationships with other emergency services around Australia and overseas, TFS assists with major firefighting campaigns, and provides advice on emergency management issues to various local, state and national stakeholders.

We protect Tasmanians

Members of TFS are trained to very high levels of competence to ensure we know what to do in an emergency. We have a wide range of experience and skills in our ranks. 

By reducing the likelihood and consequence of fires occurring, our people play an important part in making Tasmania a safer place to live. 

Working alongside our emergency management partners – Tasmania Police, Tasmania State Emergency Services (SES), and Ambulance Tasmania – we respond to a range of emergencies, and are responsible for delivering emergency management services across the state, looking after Tasmanians 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Our Vision

Our Vision

A Tasmanian community safe from the impact of fire and other emergencies.

Our Mission

To protect life, property and the environment from the impact of fire and other emergencies by:

  • providing an effective response to emergencies
  • promoting fire safety across the community

Our Core Values

We value serving the Tasmanian community, being responsive to community needs, being progressive, and delivering quality services.

We value dedication and pride in our organisation, being skilled, efficient, committed and innovative, using our collective capabilities to deliver an excellent service, and being accountable for our actions.

We value being trustworthy and ethical, treating each other fairly and honestly, and having the courage to do the right thing.

We value each other, working together to achieve our goals, treating each other with respect and understanding, and being supportive, compassionate and helping each other.

Our Core Values


For more on our customer service, read the TFS Customer Service Charter

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