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More JFLIP Practitioners
The highly successful Juvenile Firelighters Intervention Program (JFLIP) is delighted to welcome 14 newly trained Practitioners to the team.
JFLIP is a free and confidential program to help families manage their children's unsafe fire lighting behaviour and has been running successfully in SA for around 20 years. JFLIP is delivered by operational firefighters who are specially trained to work with children.
On 10th February 2014 fourteen new practitioners completed their training - nine firefighters from regional areas and 5 from metropolitan areas. They join the existing team of 28 Practitioners, making a total of 42 JFLIP Practitioners across the state.
The JFLIP can be accessed in:
- Adelaide metropolitan area
- The Riverland
- Gawler/The Barossa
- Pt Pirie
- Pt Augusta
- Pt Lincoln
- Mt Gambier
- Yorke Peninsula
- Victor Harbor
- Murray Bridge
For more information about JFLIP click here.
Parents who believe that their children have been firelighting should contact the JFLIP Co-ordinator for help. Phone 8204 3611 (Country Callers: 1300 737 637)
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).
Click here for more information.
Out and About
It's the best time of the year - it's Royal Adelaide Show time!
Wow, we had a fantastic time at the Show this year, did you call in and visit us on the interactive MFS stand in the Jubilee Pavilion.
We had the ever popular free Stop Cover Drop & Roll game for children and as usual every player received a holographic wristband just for having a go! The fastest stop cover drop and roller each day in each age-group won a $20 iTunes voucher.
Thousands of families took a walk down LiveLonga Lane with us and learned how to plan and practise their own Home Fire Escape Plan. Each child received a free chatterbox. Children also entered our free competition to win a $100 JB Hi-fi voucher or a tour of their local Fire Station and a visit by the Fire Service to their school or kindy.
Families and friends alike dressed up like a real firefighter in our Photo Booth to have their photo taken and printed in a take-home storybook where they are the heroes. 100% of all donations for this activity are given to the Australian Professional Firefighters Charity Foundation.
Hundreds of people participated in our Home Fire Safety Survey and all agreed that we sent them away from our stand better informed on their own personal safety.
Of course we had the winning posters on display from our annual Schools Fire Safety Poster Competition along with dozens of colourful and dynamic merit certificate winning posters.
We can't wait to see you all there again next year!