Road safety is everyone's responsibility!
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Applications are now being accepted for Firefighter positions within the MFS. To apply, click here.
Applications close at 5.00pm Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT) Friday 28 November 2014.
Late applications will not be accepted.
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
MFS Open Day!
Thank you for visiting us!
MFS extends our sincere thanks for everyone for joining us on Saturday 8 November at our annual open day.
Thousands of families joined us for free, post pageant family fun at Adelaide Fire Station.
Firefighters and staff gave families a close-up look at fire appliances, demonstrated road crash rescue training and Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) abseiling demonstrations.
Highlights of the day included:
- An elevated work platform rescue exercise and rope rescue from heights
- An Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) display
- A close look at our firefighting appliances and equipment
- Discovering common causes of house and other structure fires and how to prevent them
- Learning how your family can prevent or survive a house fire, including how to escape a fire
- Finding out what a firefighter faces at a fire through computer simulation
- An insight into hazardous substance response
- An interactive child fire safety education display, including the 'Stop, Cover, Drop and Roll' game
- Road crash rescue demonstrations.
- Our Wall of Remembrance which was unveiled during our 150th anniversary celebrations.
We look forward to seeing you at MFS Open Day at Adelaide Fire Station, 99 Wakefield Street, Adelaide next year!