Firefighters save Edinburgh plastics factory
Senior Firefighter J Ocenasek
Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) firefighters, supported by the Country Fire Service (CFS) and other agencies, have saved a multi-million-dollar South Australian plastics business from a significant fire in Adelaide’s north.
The MFS received 000 (Triple Zero) calls reporting a blaze near the plastics business on Kaurna Avenue, Edinburgh last night.
The fire rapidly grew, spreading to an estimated two acres of plastics products, with MFS and Country Fire Service (CFS) firefighters instituting an aggressive attack on the fire.
At the height of the incident 60 MFS firefighters from 14 appliances, assisted by Country Fire Service (CFS) firefighters, battled the blaze. The fire was extinguished in under four hours.
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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 in November!