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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.


Resilient Australia Awards 

Nominations are now open for the 2014 Resilient Australia Awards.

Applications will be accepted up until 2 July 2014. 

Click here for more information on how to apply!

Natural Disaster Resilience Program – Grant Applications now OPEN!

Applications for the Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP) are now open.

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 more information on how to apply!

Review of the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005

Please click here to review the report 

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.

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