South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service

Feature Items

2016 Emergency Service Sector Awards

Three MFS personnel were recipients of the SA Emergency Services Medal (SAESM) in the 2016 Emergency Services Sector Awards.

The SAESM is given to an individual who has demonstrated "distinguished and/or meritorious services of the highest order" in recognition of his or her significant contribution to the emergency services in South Australia. 

Kylee McNamee – Emergency Service Medal

Kylee was nominated for her dedication and service to the MFS and the community of Port Augusta. With over 20 years of service, Kylee has demonstrated a commitment and passion to the fire industry by committing herself to the training of new staff, specialising in breathing apparatus and road crash rescue training  ...

Peter Mason – Emergency Service Medal

Peter received this award for his innovative foresight and development of the MFS operational appliance fleet. He was the principle behind the design and construction of the new MFS combined aerial pumper appliance ...

Christopher Smith – Emergency Service Medal

Chris joined the South Australian Fire Brigade in January 1978 and applied himself throughout his career, progressing through the ranks to Station Officer in 1987, Commander in 2004 and Assistant Chief in 2006. Chris is recognised in the MFS for his dedication to the welfare of firefighters and their families ...

We extend our sincere thanks and congratulations to Kylee, Peter and Chris!

More information on the 2016 Emergency Service Medal presentations


Feature Videos

Road safety is everyone's responsibility!

View more videos on the MFS YouTube channel


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.

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

Thanks for visiting the MFS Open Day!

MFS Open Day 2016

MFS Open Day – Saturday, 12 November 2016

Thank you South Australia for joining us at Adelaide Fire Station’s Open Day, right after the Credit Union Christmas Pageant.

We enjoyed the opportunity to meet the public and showcase our appliances, equipment, Road Awareness Program (RAP), Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team, recruitment and home fire safety messages.

The Country Fire Service (CFS), State Emergency Service (SES), South Australia Police (SAPOL) and SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) also provided an insight into their vital emergency services roles.

See you again next year!


Follow us on Twitter

Subscribe to Updates

MFS icon subscriber emailSubscribe to our email newsletter for up to date information from our website.

MFS icon subscriber rssSubscribe to our RSS feeds for up to date information from our website.