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Applications for firefighter positions with the MFS closed at 5 pm (ACDT) on Friday 28 November 2014. No further applications will be accepted for this recruitment campaign.

Attention Applicants

The schedule for the Metropolitan Firefighter Recruitment and Selection process is:

  • Physical Aptitude Test 1 (PAT 1) – Complete
  • Personality and Ability Tests – Complete
  • Interviews – week commencing 16 March 2015
  • Physical Aptitude Test 2 (PAT 2) – week commencing 20 April 2015
  • Medicals / Uniform fit out – week commencing 20 April 2015
  • Recruit course commences 9 June 2015.

Please note:  This schedule may be subject to change at short notice.

Successful applicants will be notified via email during each stage of the process.

Please note that information will not be provided via telephone to applicants regarding the status of their application.

Telephone inquiries will be referred back to this website where necessary.    

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

Dial 000 or text 106 in an emergency

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Investiture Ceremony for Glen Cook and Rodney Campbell - centre is Chief Crossman

The Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) is awarded in recognition of distinguished service by a member of an Australian fire service and in particular, for contributions made above and beyond normal duties and responsibilities.

In the 2015 Australia Day Honours List, Station Officer Glen Cook and Station Officer Rodney Campbell were awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal.
Station Officer Cook's enthusiasm for the profession and his dedication, selflessness and untiring support in a plethora of tasks and volunteer work has not only benefited the MFS, but also fellow firefighters of all ranks and the community of South Australia. His dedication to progressing firefighter wellbeing, advancing the role of Employee Support Coordinator and his endeavours and compassion towards firefighters and the community further highlights his passion for assisting others.

Station Officer Campbell's commitment to operational professionalism and untiring work in the delivery of the MFS Road Awareness Program, the support and inspirational efforts for the education of adolescents in road safety and the volunteer work has been outstanding and highlights his dedication to the MFS and the community.

It is pleasing that the efforts and commitment of Station Officer Glen Cook and Station Officer Rodney Campbell have been recognised through a national honour and the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service congratulates them both.

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