About :: CFS

About

The South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) serves communities through dedicated volunteers delivering professional fire and rescue services to outer metropolitan, regional and rural South Australia.

CFS has strong representation in the community across South Australia. This is achieved through our 13,500 volunteers, including our cadets, who are committed to protecting their communities. CFS has 425 brigades operating across the State with a fleet of over 850 fire trucks. Local brigades contribute to out of area deployments to assist neighbouring communities, to communities elsewhere in the State, and interstate where required.

What the CFS Does

The CFS attends around 8 000 incidents each year. These incidents include:

  • Bushfires
  • Structure and Motor Vehicle Fires
  • Road Crash Rescue
  • Hazardous Material Spills
  • Support the SA Metropolitan Fire Service and State Emergency Service and the CFS also works closely with local government to perform the important role of fuel removal, bushfire prevention and community bushfire and fire safety education

Operational Structure of the CFS

In order to effectively manage a statewide organisation and to provide a responsive emergency service, for the purpose of the CFS, South Australia has been divided into six Regions.

CFS Community Engagement Programs

CFS devotes a significant proportion of its effort to improving community safety through programs which include the specific areas of:

  • Community Engagement
  • Bushfire Management Planning
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Fire Safety
  • Development Control in Bushfire Prone Areas
  • processes for regulation of activities during the Fire Danger Season.

CFS Prevention Services manages a number of other programs such as the development of community safety policy and procedures, the training and development of local government Fire Prevention Officers, and the implementation of State and National initiatives for community safety associated with major bushfire inquiries.