Youth Advisory Council :: CFS

Youth Advisory Council

The Country Fire Service Youth Advisory Council is group of young volunteers aged between 16 and 30 years from across South Australia, who share a passion for young people and volunteering in the emergency services.

The YAC provides a great opportunity for young volunteers to become involved in the service at a different level, where they can be heard by staff who they may not have met before, develop skills, consult with the wide CFS community and influence high level decision making.

The YAC meet six times a year and are represented at various other committees including the Chief Officers Advisory Council (COAC).

The YAC play a vital role in promoting youth and the benefits of young volunteers in the CFS.

If you have any queries regarding the YAC or want to contact your regional representative on the committee to raise any local issues regarding young people, please send a detailed email to: yac@cfs.sa.gov.au

YAC 2015-2017 Group - Left to right: Chief Officer Greg Nettleton, Sarah Duff, Matthew Cadd, Nikki Jericho, Scott Kennedy, Stewart Germaine, Ruth Tovo, Hannah Cox, Joshua Forshaw, Ben Kha and Past Deputy Chief Officer Andrew Lawson.
Left to right: Chief Officer Greg Nettleton, Sarah Duff, Matthew Cadd, Nikki Jericho, Scott Kennedy, Stewart Germaine, Ruth Tovo, Hannah Cox, Joshua Forshaw, Ben Kha and Past Deputy Chief Officer Andrew Lawson.

Vision

A CFS where young people are actively involved and play an important role in leadership and decision-making.

Mission

To provide young people in the CFS with a strategic voice by engaging them in the decision-making processes of the organisation.

Objectives

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) will:

  • provide a youth perspective on issues
  • raise issues that have been identified as important to young people in the CFS.

The YAC will do this by:

  • connecting with young members of the CFS,
  • opening lines of communication between the CFS Chain of Command and young CFS members
  • creating, monitoring and actively progressing youth strategies within the CFS Strategic Plan.

YAC Members

Region Delegate Proxy
CFSVA Stewart Germaine Nil
Region 1 Scott Kennedy Hannah Cox
Region 2 Matthew Cadd Joshua Forshaw
Region 3 Maddy Schulz Nicholas Seton
Region 4 Ben Kha Nil
Region 5 Sarah Duff Brett Rumball
Region 6 Nikki Jericho Luke Jantke
Mentor Ruth Tovo