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Road safety is everyone's responsibility!

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Two Roads

Inspired by RAP, musician and song writer Sean Robertson together with Michael Hill co-wrote the road safety song Two Roads

Sean and his band Faint Praise released and performed the song at the Adelaide Fire Station on 1 November 2015.

 

 

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Mad March - forewarned is forearmed

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It's that time of the year here in South Australia where one fantastic event rolls into another and yet another. Most people don't realise there are a multitude of people working behind the scenes to ensure every event and activity is held in the safest possible manner.

The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) is responsible for providing safer communities by maintaining the capability to respond to emergency incidents occurring here. South Australia has a vibrant event social life with festivals, sports, art and commercial activities.

These activities occur all year round but the majority are during the warmer months of late summer and are in the greater Adelaide and larger regional areas. Some are well known and iconic, others more obscure or chic. Planning for events and maintaining a response, both to events and the wider community can be significant.

The MFS works closely with Event Organisers to ensure that they meet their obligation to provide and maintain fire safety for both the patrons and the community during their events. We offer fire service liaison and safety advice through our Special Operations and Community Safety & Resilience Departments. [More ...]

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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In an Emergency

Call Triple Zero in an emergency. Clicking this link will take you to a page with information on how Triple Zero works and when to use it.106 is the Australian text-based emergency service number. Clicking this link will take you to the Relay Service website with information about 106 Text Emergency Services. It will open in a new tab or window.
Clicking this link will take you to the Alert SA website, which provides access to official, real-time event and warning information in South Australia. This link will open in a new tab or window.Call 1300 362 361 for the latest information on bushfires from the South Australian Country Fire Service.

 

Out and About

ANZAC Day Challenge

The ANZAC Day Challenge is a fiercely contested annual football match played between the Australian Combined Emergency Service (ACES) Football team and the Australian Defence Force (ADF) All Stars.

ACES is made up of the best Police, Ambulance and Firefighter footballers' in Australia and the ADF All Stars comprises the best Army, Navy and Airforce footballers in the land. 

The game will be the Curtain Raiser to the Port Adelaide v Geelong AFL clash at Adelaide Oval, the new Australian centrepiece for AFL football, on Saturday April 23rd 2016 at 4.05pm.

This game has the two pillars of sportsmanship and respect displayed at the highest order.  The ACES and ADF All Star players spend a week in Adelaide preparing for this fiercely contested game, which has a 12 year history with the ADF All Stars leading 7-5.

You can stream the game live using the link below:

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