Road safety is everyone's responsibility!
View more videos on the SAMFS YouTube video channel
More JFLIP Practitioners
The highly successful Juvenile Firelighters Intervention Program (JFLIP) is delighted to welcome 14 newly trained Practitioners to the team.
JFLIP is a free and confidential program to help families manage their children's unsafe fire lighting behaviour and has been running successfully in SA for around 20 years. JFLIP is delivered by operational firefighters who are specially trained to work with children.
On 10th February 2014 fourteen new practitioners completed their training - nine firefighters from regional areas and 5 from metropolitan areas. They join the existing team of 28 Practitioners, making a total of 42 JFLIP Practitioners across the state.
The JFLIP can be accessed in:
- Adelaide metropolitan area
- The Riverland
- Gawler/The Barossa
- Pt Pirie
- Pt Augusta
- Pt Lincoln
- Mt Gambier
- Yorke Peninsula
- Victor Harbor
- Murray Bridge
For more information about JFLIP click here.
Parents who believe that their children have been firelighting should contact the JFLIP Co-ordinator for help. Phone 8204 3611 (Country Callers: 1300 737 637)
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
RAA Street Smart 2014
March 26 and 27 saw the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) partner with South Australia Police and South Australian Ambulance Service to deliver a live mock crash presentation at the RAA's annual Street Smart event. South Australian High School students attended the event to get an awareness of what we as emergency service workers face on our roads on a daily basis. The mock crash incorporated actors and was narrated by Dr Bill Griggs, Emergency Trauma Specialist.
The event held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre allows 7,000 students to witness ambulances, police vehicles and fire appliances on the arena performing a realistic extrication, giving an eye-witness account of the trauma involved in a crash in an attempt to develop an understanding of how to stay safe on our roads.
This year's event included crash survivor accounts from regular MFS RAP Guest Presenters Eli Murn, Marcus Johnstone and Michael Holbrook, a magician demonstrating how distractions work in relation to driving and car safety technologies. MFS Station Officer Rod Campbell from the MFS Road Awareness Program (RAP) formally closed the event.
Street Smart celebrates safe road use and gives us the opportunity to congratulate 16-19 year olds on the good job they have done reducing the road roll in recent years and carrying forward the trend of "looking after their mates ".
We can't wait to be a part of this event next year!