2016 Emergency Service Sector Awards
Three MFS personnel were recipients of the SA Emergency Services Medal (SAESM) in the 2016 Emergency Services Sector Awards.
The SAESM is given to an individual who has demonstrated "distinguished and/or meritorious services of the highest order" in recognition of his or her significant contribution to the emergency services in South Australia.
Kylee McNamee – Emergency Service Medal
Kylee was nominated for her dedication and service to the MFS and the community of Port Augusta. With over 20 years of service, Kylee has demonstrated a commitment and passion to the fire industry by committing herself to the training of new staff, specialising in breathing apparatus and road crash rescue training ...
Peter Mason – Emergency Service Medal
Peter received this award for his innovative foresight and development of the MFS operational appliance fleet. He was the principle behind the design and construction of the new MFS combined aerial pumper appliance ...
Christopher Smith – Emergency Service Medal
Chris joined the South Australian Fire Brigade in January 1978 and applied himself throughout his career, progressing through the ranks to Station Officer in 1987, Commander in 2004 and Assistant Chief in 2006. Chris is recognised in the MFS for his dedication to the welfare of firefighters and their families ...
We extend our sincere thanks and congratulations to Kylee, Peter and Chris!
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Hazardous Chemicals Storage
Do you have a site with a notifiable quantity of hazardous chemicals? (Notifiable quantity in relation to notifying Safework SA).
If you do, then you are required to create an emergency plan and submit a copy to the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) or South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS).
The South Australian Work Health and Safety Regulators (WHS Reg), requires employers, controllers of premises, occupiers of Dangerous Goods sites and operators of MHFs to carry out a thorough risk assessment to identify, eliminate or control hazards and risks at the site.
Clauses 361 and 557 of the WHS Reg have specific requirements in relation to Hazardous Chemicals (listed in Schedule 11 of the WHS Reg) and materials used, stored or handled at MHF's (listed in Schedule 15 of the WHS Reg).
The MFS and CFS recommend that a whole of site approach to the development of a comprehensive Emergency Plan is adopted. The Emergency Plan should be developed using the site risk assessment as a basis for determining what is required for inclusion in the plan.
To assist operators and licence holders in developing a comprehensive emergency plan, the MFS and CFS have also developed a general emergency plan guideline (Emergency Plans at Facilities having Notifiable Quantities of Hazardous Chemicals and Major Hazard Facilities, MFS Special Risks Department Guideline No. 001).
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Out and About
Thanks for visiting the MFS Open Day!
MFS Open Day – Saturday, 12 November 2016
Thank you South Australia for joining us at Adelaide Fire Station’s Open Day, right after the Credit Union Christmas Pageant.
We enjoyed the opportunity to meet the public and showcase our appliances, equipment, Road Awareness Program (RAP), Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team, recruitment and home fire safety messages.
The Country Fire Service (CFS), State Emergency Service (SES), South Australia Police (SAPOL) and SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) also provided an insight into their vital emergency services roles.
See you again next year!