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CFS hosts Australasia's largest emergency management conference

Following the devastating 2019-20 bushfire season, floods across the eastern coast of Australia and the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency management personnel from across the country will have the opportunity to reflect, share learnings and new ideas at AFAC22 - Australasia's largest emergency management conference and exhibition.

Chimney maintenance and home safety for winter

The recent dip in temperatures overnight is seeing an increase in people using fireplaces, combustion heaters and gas or electrical heaters to keep warm.

Campfire caution over Easter break and school holidays

If you are planning on a cozy Easter weekend or school holiday period sitting around the campfire toasting marshmallows, it is important that you are aware of the rules and regulations around lighting campfires within fire danger season.

Reducing the risk of slasher fires

Mower and slasher fires are often the result of residents trying to undertake hazard reduction too late in a season on grass that has already dried out, or when cutting is undertaken during warm/hot and dry conditions.

Donating fire water tanks to the CFS - how you can help

Water tanks have become a popular and welcomed donated item for firefighting services across the state, but before you purchase a tank to donate or donate funds to supply a tank, there are a few things you should be aware of.

Happy New Year from your CFS

It's a unique individual who decides to put their community and state before their own personal milestones or family events.

Black Hawk helicopters take to the skies for SA Country Fire Service

Two Black Hawk helicopters will go online from 16 December 2021 for the Country Fire Service.

Bushfire education empowering students

Empowering young people to prepare, respond to, and recover from bushfire is an important part of ensuring the entire South Australian community is best prepared for an emergency.

Minimise harvester fires with regular hygiene, inspection and maintenance

During harvesting season, remember that harvester and machine losses can be minimised with regular machine hygiene, inspection and maintenance.

Tackling the tough talk: "Men's health is front of mind" CFS volunteer says

Three years ago, Roseworthy CFS lieutenant, Arran O'Leary's life drastically changed after a visit to the doctor for something completely innocuous.

Nine things you need in your emergency kit

Emergency kits can save lives but having one that's packed and ready to go before the threat of a bushfire is vital. A good kit is one that can be used for all hazards (not just bushfires), but the best kit is the one that's ready.

Know your closest Bushfire Safer Place

New statistics show that nearly half of South Australians living in bushfire prone areas don't know the meaning of their local Bushfire Safer Place or where to find it.

Looking after pets and livestock during bushfires

Pets and livestock create quite unique problems when a bushfire is burning in the area, yet both can be looked after with the proper preparation.

Students helping their family prepare for fire season

Getting your kids actively involved in your family's bushfire preparations can be a beneficial step to ensure your whole family knows what to do in case of an emergency.

Limit the risk of hay shed fires

The harvesting of hay can set a farmer up with reserve livestock food for the year, so it is devastating to see weeks of work turn to ash when events like hay shed fires can be avoided.