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New safety standard released for ethanol burners 

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The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) and Commissioner for Consumer Affairs have welcomed the recent introduction of a new safety standard for decorative alcohol fuelled devices, also known as ethanol burners.

The new national standard, which took effect from 15 July 2017, prevents the sale of dangerous decorative alcohol fuelled devices and requires manufacturers to provide key safety features and specific warnings for other models of similar devices. 

Since 2010, decorative burners have been linked to more than 100 injuries and 36 house fires across Australia. [More...]

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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.

 

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Father and daughter become MFS firefighter colleagues

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A long-serving MFS Station Officer and his daughter have become MFS firefighter colleagues.

SO Graham Lynch proudly welcomed daughter Samantha as a new colleague when she graduated along with 17 other new recruit firefighters.

“I’m thrilled for her that she’s realised her dream – and very proud,” SO Graham Lynch said. [More….]

 

 

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