South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service

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Firefighters save
Para Hills West factory & jobs

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  Image courtesy: Sam Wundke, The Advertiser

Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) firefighters, supported by the Country Fire Service (CFS), have saved a multi-million-dollar factory that provides employment to South Australians with disability.

Lightning struck wooden pallets stored outdoors at the Para Hills West facility, leading to a significant fire that threatened the factory and a neighbouring home.

Both properties were saved, ensuring that 75 staff can remain working at the factory that provides employment and training opportunities.

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Hazardous Chemicals Storage

Do you have a worksite with a notifiable quantity of hazardous chemicals? (Notifiable quantity in relation to notifying Safework SA).

If you do, then you're 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.

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

SA fire trucks head to Tonga

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Two South Australian fire trucks are heading to the front line of Tonga Fire and Emergency Services (TFES), thanks to a 14 year alliance with the Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS).

They’ll become the 21st and 22nd fire trucks that the MFS has arranged to donate to the Pacific Island nation of Tonga’s fire service since 2004. [more here...]



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