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.
The CFS attends around 8 000 incidents each year. These incidents include:
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 devotes a significant proportion of its effort to improving community safety through programs which include the specific areas of:
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.