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South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) is more than just firefighters responding to emergency incidents such as fires and road crashes. Here we'll share with the community the diverse range of events and tasks undertaken by our organisation and personnel. 

Please feel free to share your experiences and engagements with MFS personnel via email to us on enquiry@samfs.sa.gov.au or call us on 8204 3600.

 

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September 2017

 

2017 Koala rescue

After surviving a 16 kilometre journey clinging to the wheel axle of a car, ‘Kelli’ the Koala was rescued by MFS firefighters.

Read about her remarkable survival and rescue here.

August 2017

 

New safety standard released for ethanol burners 

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...]

July 2017

 

MFS delivers world-class USAR training

For the first time, the Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) has put interstate firefighters through their paces to deliver world-class Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) training.

Twenty Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) firefighters and an Ambulance Tasmania (AT) paramedic faced a hazardous mock earthquake disaster scene, with collapsed buildings, trapped casualties and disrupted gas, water and power services. [More...]

May 2017

Firefighters save Para Hills West factory & jobs

Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) firefighters, supported by the Country Fire Service (CFS), have saved a multi-million-dollar factory that provides employment to South Australians with disability.

Lightning struck wooden pallets stored outdoors at the Para Hills West facility, leading to a significant fire that threatened the factory and a neighbouring home.

Both properties were saved, ensuring that 75 staff can remain working at the factory that provides employment and training opportunities. [More...]

March 2017

Firefighter's Life After Cricket ...

Up until 2007, sport consumed Jo-Anna Kenney's professional life, on and off the field, until a colleague sparked her interest in becoming a firefighter.

Jo-Anna actively encourages women to consider a career as a professional MFS firefighter.

"It's just a matter of opening young women's minds and letting them know it is a career option." [More ...]

January 2017

 

2017 Edinburgh Plastics Fire ...

Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) firefighters, supported by the Country Fire Service (CFS) and other agencies, have saved a multi-million-dollar South Australian plastics business from a significant fire in Adelaide’s north. [More ...]

November 2016

 

2016 Emergency Services Sector Awards ...

Three MFS personnel were recipients of the SA Emergency Services Medal in the 2016 Emergency Services Sector Awards. [More ...]

March 2016

 

Mad March - forewarned is forearmed ...

Few in our community might know that the MFS is heavily involved in major events. 
Here's how we work to keep our community safe before events begin. [More ...]

January 2016

 

MFS Firefighters awarded Australia Day Honours ...

Two of our finest receive the Australian Fire Service Medal in the 2016 Australia Day Honours [More ...]