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The Facts of Fire

Welcome to the SA Country Fire Service Video Hub, providing a platform of engaging video content for your interest and information.

From the latest media news to the essential facts around your fire safety and preparedness, this site is committed to sharing video content that will give you an insight to CFS emergency services and most importantly could save you and your family's lives this Summer.

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Preparing for a bushfire

Knowing what you need to do to prepare your home and property for bushfire is essential for the safety of you and your family. Even if your plan is to leave well before a bushfire threatens you can never fully predict what may happen that prevents your leaving. To be forced to stay and defend when you have not prepared could well cost you your life.

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Bushfire smoke

Bushfire smoke may make your escape impossible or too dangerous

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Bushfire fact - Survival Plan

Having a plan gives you a better chance of surviving a fire.

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Bushfire fact - Protect your home from embers

Burning embers can travel many kilometres ahead of a fire.

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Bushfire fact - Farms

Fires on farms can destroy homes and livelihoods.

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Bushfire fact - Bushfire speed

A fire could be on your doorstep before you know it...

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Bushfire fact - Radiant Heat

Covering up could save your life.

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Bushfire fact - strong winds

High temperature and strong wind - perfect bushfire conditions.

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Bushfire fact - Vegetation

A well prepared home is more likely to survive a bushfire.

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Bushfire fact - Travelling

If you travel in the country you need to think about bushfire safety.

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Bushfire fact - Know your area

Where you live can determine your risk.

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Bushfires will happen again - Hollie

On Christmas Day 2015 Hollie was enjoying the day’s excitement with her family when she noticed plumes of smoke rising above the trees on a neighbouring property.

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Bushfire fact - fire danger ratings

Understanding predicted bushfire behaviour.

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Bushfires will happen again - Jack

Jack has a business in the Adelaide Hills. In 2015 on a catastrophic fire day a bushfire started a few kms away..

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Bushfires will happen again - Ian

Whilst having lunch Ian heard a radio broadcast warning of the Pinery fire that was heading his way. This is his story…

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Bushfires will happen again - Lisa

Lisa faced one of the hardest decisions of her life to stay and defend her property, alone with her horses and the neighbours gone as the Sampson Flat Fire marched across the facing hillside.

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Bushfires will happen again - John

On the 2nd January, 2015 John faced the Sampson Flat Fire. It was the fire he had always planned for, but hoped he never saw.

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Bushfire fact - Burning embers

Burning embers can travel many kilometres ahead of a fire.

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Bushfires will happen again - Tina

Tina returned to her property after the Pinery Fire to face the cruelty of such a ferocious event. The impact on her animals had been devastating.

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Bushfire fact - Preparation

Covering up could save your life.

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Bushfires will happen again - Quentin

Quentin purchased his Hills property the week after Ash Wednesday in 1983. He's lived for 30 years with fire risk and urges everyone to recognise their risk and take responsibility.

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Dan needs a plan episode 1

Meet Dan. He & his family have just moved to Bridgewater in the Adelaide Hills.

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Dan needs a plan episode 2 : the garden

As Dan begins to prepare his home for the bushfire season he soon realises it isn’t going to be a quick and simple task.

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Dan needs a plan episode 3 : gutters

In Bridgewater, the struggle is real as Dan continues to prepare for the Fire Danger Season.Recently he attempted to clean the gutters but found the job a little more taxing than anticipated.

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Dan needs a plan episode 4 : Bushfire Survival Plan

Dan has made a Bushfire Survival Plan for this Fire Danger Season.

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Bushfire Safer Places

Knowing where your nearest Safer Place and Last Resort Refuge are should be part of everyone’s Bushfire Survival Planning.

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Become a CFS volunteer

Become a CFS volunteer, You've got it in you to be remarkable

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Become a volunteer : Adam

Adam - Naracoorte Volunteer. You've got it in you to be remarkable.

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CFS Aviation

An insight into CFS Aviation and some key information from the Concordia CFS Brigade.

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CFS Firefighter Museum

The CFS Volunteer Firefighter Museum houses hundreds of artefacts which tell the story of the CFS firefighters over the last 150 years.

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Ian Hampels experience of the Pinery bushfire 2015

Ian Hampel lives in the State's mid-north and made the decision to stay and defend his property during the Pinery fire.

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CFS APY Lands brigades

Managing fire on the land has always been a part of daily life.

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CFS Volunteers on Totally Wild Oct 2012

Happy Valley CFS Volunteers on Totally Wild Oct 2012.

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Our Vision - A Safer Community

At the CFS, it's a real team effort and we need lots of team players with different skills.

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Become a volunteer : Sam

Sam - Waikerie Volunteer. You've got it in you to be remarkable.

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Become a volunteer : Lisa

Lisa - Kimba Volunteer. You've got it in you to be remarkable.

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Last Resort Refuges

CFS Director Preparedness Operations Leigh Miller outlines the when, where and how of Last Resort Refuges.

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Pinery Experiences - Ralph and Tracey

When preparing a plan to respond to a bushfire many question whether they should stand and defend or leave early.

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Become a volunteer : Peter

Peter - Coober Pedy Volunteer. You've got it in you to be remarkable.

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Know you are at risk

Ray Goodes and Ray Cutting have messages and advice that anyone travelling, living, visiting or working in a bushfire risk area will only benefit from.

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Know you are at risk

Rachael, Adelaide Hills property owner, shares her experience of the Cherryville fire.

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34 Rural Pumper

It's not that hard to be Bushfire Ready.

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Air Tractor 802F

It's not that hard to be Bushfire Ready.

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Embers

Embers can rain down on your property well ahead of a fire

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Wind Speed

A fire can be on you before you know it.

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