The MFS has developed specific guidelines, specifications and policies to advise and assist the building industry of our requirements and recommendations in relation to building fire safety.

MFS Equipment Specifications detail the technical and construction requirements of fire safety equipment to ensure compatibility with MFS equipment and appliances.

MFS Fire Safety / Built Environment Section  Policies are documents that are either referenced in legislation or form part of contractual arrangements entered into with the MFS for the provision of a paid service.  The content of these Policy documents must be adhered to by a building or property owner in order to meet either legislated or contractual obligations relating to certain fire safety systems.

Policy 006            Control and Indication for Diesel & Electric Fire Pumps

Policy 014            Above Ground Water Storage Tanks for Firefighting

Policy 037            Fire Alarm Conditions of Connection (2.0)


For further advice:

Email: samfscommunitysafety@sa.gov.au

Phone: (08) 8204 3611

Country Callers: 1300 737 637

The MFS also endorses the following documents published by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) and their implementation in the built environment.  The AFAC documents complement and enhance the MFS Built Environment Section Guidelines.

Design, Installation and Maintenance Requirements for Dry Hydrants

Fire Brigade Intervention Model Manual

Fire Safety for Impulse (Jet) Fans in Car Parks

Fire Safety Principles for Massive Timber Building Systems

Fire Safety Requirements for Automated Vehicle Parking Systems

Fire Safety for Road Tunnels

Other relevant and useful information and documents developed by AFAC relating to community safety and the built environment can be found on the AFAC website.