SA Country Fire Service

Media release

CFS wins SA Training Awards Large Employer of the Year


The CFS is proud to be announced as the winner of the 2023 SA Training Awards, Large Employer of the Year in recognition of our high-quality Vocational Education and Training offered to our volunteers and staff.

The Large Employer of the Year award recognises a large business or enterprise that has achieved excellence in the provision of nationally recognised training to their personnel.

It is the dedicated and passionate CFS volunteer Trainer Assessors and staff from across South Australia who have contributed to the development, delivery, assessment, management and administration of quality training for CFS members that have made this award possible.

CFS Deputy Chief Officer, Georgie Cornish, said as one of the largest emergency service Registered Training Organisations in South Australia, this is an incredible achievement that deserves to be celebrated by all.

"It's an honour for CFS volunteers and staff to be recognised for their hard work and dedication to training," Ms Cornish said.

"As an all-hazards agency, the CFS responds to bushfires, building fires, road crash rescues and hazardous material emergencies but also provides professional, high-quality training across these disciplines for our members and partner agencies," she said.

The CFS has been an enterprise registered training organisation since 2000, offering volunteers and staff nationally recognised training across six qualifications, three accredited short courses, and many units of competency.

Emergency Services Minister Joe Szakacs MP said the award is worthy recognition.

"I would like to offer my congratulations to the Country Fire Service for winning the SA Training Awards, Large Employer of the Year," Minister Szakacs said.

"The award is worthy recognition to an organisation that prides itself on professionalism and respect of its staff and volunteers. The CFS conduct a vital service to our community every day and as we approach bushfire season, are ramping up their efforts to keep South Australians safe."

CFS Volunteer Association President, David Lindner said this award is a testament to the professionalism of CFS volunteers and staff.

"Congratulations CFS on being recognised as a leader in training," Mr Lindner said.

"This is a testament to not only the quality of courses available but the true professionalism of the volunteers and staff who deliver this wide range of knowledge so that the volunteers can continue to protect the public in a safe manner especially in emergency situations."

The CFS will represent South Australia in the Australian Training Awards for the National title of Large Employer of the Year, in November.

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