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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
Free, post pageant fun at
MFS Open Day!
Saturday 8 November 2014
Looking for something to do straight after the Pageant? Come along to the MFS Open Day!
Join us for free, post pageant family fun as the Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) opens the doors to Adelaide Fire Station at 99 Wakefield St between 11.15 am and 2.30 pm on Pageant day (Saturday, 8 November).
Meet our dedicated firefighters and staff, have a close-up look at fire appliances, view road crash rescue training and Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) abseiling demonstrations.
Highlights of the day include:
- An elevated work platform rescue exercise and rope rescue from heights
- An Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) display
- A close look at our firefighting appliances and equipment
- Discover common causes of house and other structure fires and how to prevent them
- Learn how your family can prevent or survive a house fire, including how to escape a fire
- Find out what a fire fighter faces at a fire through computer simulation
- An insight into hazardous substance response
- An interactive child fire safety education display, including the 'Stop, Cover, Drop and Roll' game
- Road crash rescue demonstrations.
- View our Wall of Remembrance unveiled during our 150th anniversary celebrations.
We look forward to seeing you at MFS Open Day at Adelaide Fire Station, 99 Wakefield Street, Adelaide on Saturday, 8 November 2014 between 11.15 am and 2.30 pm. Spread the word, invite your family and friends!
If MFS Open Day is a day affected by extreme heat, the MFS will modify activities and displays to ensure the comfort and safety of visitors and staff.