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Sector Strategic Plan 2010

 

From July 1 1999, the fire services levy on insurance premiums was replaced with a new broader based emergency services levy on property. Clicking this link will open up a copy of the brochure sent out to all households in South Australia explaining how the ESL works.

The Emergency Services Levy is a levy on all real estate and some vehicles for funding emergency services across South Australia so they can continue to save lives and property. The levy came into effect on 1 July 1999. For more information, clicking here will take you to the page that explains the Emergency Services Levy in detail.

Natural Disaster Resilience Program – 2013-14 Successful Projects ANNOUNCED!! 

The NDRP makes grants available to local government, agencies, businesses, community and research organisations to undertake projects to reduce the risk and impact associated with disasters, consistent with the State's risk profile, including developing volunteer capability and capacity.

The Minister for Justice and the Minister for Emergency Services have announced 37 projects receiving 2013-14 NDRP funding. Click here to view the media release. Click here for lists of successful projects.

Sector Reform 2014

The South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM) is the agency responsible for supporting the Country Fire Service, Metropolitan Fire Service and the State Emergency Service, undertaking strategic policy planning, governance and resource allocation for the overall fire and emergency services sector. SAFECOM also supports emergency management planning across South Australia.

A SAFER Community Discussion Paper

 

As part of the process of responding to the Holloway Review into the Fire and Emergency Services Act, 2005 the Minister for Emergency Services has completed a series of roundtable discussions with key parties to discuss the ways to build upon the existing positive working relationships between the CFS, SES and MFS and the high level of services they deliver to the community.  A discussion paper has been prepared, which summarises the feedback from the extensive consultation process (so far) and proposes a model for the future of the sector.  Please click here for more information.  

 

 


Drive 25 Past

From 1 September 2014 when you see a stationary emergency vehicle with red or blue flashing lights, you must slow down to 25km/h.  Whether it's an ambulance, MFS, CFS, SES or police vehicle, it's your responsibility to protect those that are protecting you and others in the community.

For More Information, please click onto Drive 25


 

Resilient Australia Awards - Nominations are now CLOSED

Nominations are currently being considered. State Winners will be announced at a ceremony at Adelaide Pavilion on Wednesday 22 October 2014.

National Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on Monday 24 November 2014.

Click here for more information.

Natural Disaster Resilience Program – 2013-14 Successful Projects ANNOUNCED!!

The NDRP makes grants available to local government, agencies, businesses, community and research organisations to undertake projects to reduce the risk and impact associated with disasters, consistent with the State's risk profile, including developing volunteer capability and capacity.

Click here for lists of successful projects.  If you wish to be notified when the next funding round is available please click here to be added to the contact list.

South Australia Wins Big At the National Resilient Australia Awards

Five South Australian nominations have been recognised at the Resilient Australia Awards National Ceremony held on Thursday, 6 December 2013 at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. 

The ABC Local Radio and joint applicants from the Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources (DEWNR), Climate Change Unit and the Local Government Association SA and were National Winners in the Australian Government/ Multi-jurisdictional/ Nationally significant and State government categories.

Click here and here for more information on the awards.

Connecting with Emergency Services

David Place, Chief Executive of the South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM), is pleased to announce the recent completion of a project looking at improving the accessibility of emergency services information and emergency services to deaf, hearing and speech impaired persons in South Australia.

For more information click here.

Emergency information accessibility for deaf, speech and hearing impaired persons

SAFECOM is currently undertaking a project focussed on enhancing accessibility of deaf, hearing and speech impaired persons to emergency services and emergency information.

For more information click here

Emergency Services Guideline for Risk Managing Fatigue 

Consultation is completed regarding the Approved Code of Practice for working hours. The Code recognises the significant risk excessive working hours poses to the health, safety and welfare of South Australian employees, volunteers and their families. Frontline emergency services employees and volunteers were highlighted and new guidelines have been developed to assist emergency service providers. You can click here to see a copy of the guideline and click here to see a copy of FLAWS an accompanying resource.

To view all Media Releases issued visit the Archive pages.