Video library

Welcome to the SA Country Fire Service Video Hub.

The Facts of Fire

We are 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. Here you can find the latest media news to the essential facts around your fire safety and preparedness.

Filter by:

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.

More info

Bushfire fact - Vegetation

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

More info

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.

More info

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.

More info

Bushfire smoke

Bushfire smoke may make your escape impossible or too dangerous

More info

Bushfire fact - Survival Plan

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

More info

Bushfire fact - Protect your home from embers

Burning embers can travel many kilometres ahead of a fire.

More info

Bushfire fact - Farms

Fires on farms can destroy homes and livelihoods.

More info

Bushfire fact - Bushfire speed

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

More info

Bushfire fact - Radiant Heat

Covering up could save your life.

More info

Bushfire fact - strong winds

High temperature and strong wind - perfect bushfire conditions.

More info

Bushfire fact - Travelling

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

More info

Bushfire fact - Know your area

Where you live can determine your risk.

More info

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.

More info

Bushfire fact - fire danger ratings

Understanding predicted bushfire behaviour.

More info

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..

More info

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…

More info

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.

More info

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.

More info

Bushfire fact - Burning embers

Burning embers can travel many kilometres ahead of a fire.

More info

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.

More info

Bushfire fact - Preparation

Covering up could save your life.

More info

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.

More info

Dan needs a plan episode 1

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

More info

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.

More info

Dan needs a plan episode 4 : Bushfire Survival Plan

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

More info

Bushfire Safer Places

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

More info

Become a CFS volunteer

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

More info

Become a volunteer : Adam

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

More info

CFS Aviation

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

More info

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.

More info

CFS APY Lands brigades

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

More info

CFS Volunteers on Totally Wild Oct 2012

Happy Valley CFS Volunteers on Totally Wild Oct 2012.

More info

Our Vision - A Safer Community

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

More info

Become a volunteer : Sam

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

More info

Become a volunteer : Lisa

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

More info

Last Resort Refuges

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

More info

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.

More info

Become a volunteer : Peter

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

More info

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.

More info

Know you are at risk

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

More info

34 Rural Pumper

It's not that hard to be Bushfire Ready.

More info

Air Tractor 802F

It's not that hard to be Bushfire Ready.

More info

Embers

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

More info

Wind Speed

A fire can be on you before you know it.

More info