Archive Media Releases 2008

SAFECOM Media Releases - 2008

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Aircane "Flynn" Part of Record CFS Fleet
21 December 2008
The Premier Mike Rann has welcomed the arrival of an Erickson Aircrane water bombing aircraft, which for the first time will be based in South Australia during the Fire Danger Season. [Read More]

New websites for fire and emergency services
5 December 2008
South Australians can now subscribe to receive important incident and community safety information with the release of four new websites by the fire and emergency services sector. [Read More]


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Summer Shark Patrols in full flight from Monday
28 November 2008
Aerial beach patrols will take to the skies on Monday 1st December as part of the summer Shark Surveillance Program. [Read More]

Employers applauded for supporting emergency services volunteers
27 November 2008
Commissioner of Fire and Emergencies, David Place will present awards and certificates to employers during a BBQ at the Murray Bridge SES Unit. [Read More]

Acts of Bravery and Outstanding Service Honoured
24 November 2008
An extraordinary group of South Australians who've performed above and beyond the call of duty in making our communities safer will be honoured at a special ceremony this afternoon. [Read More]. Details of recipients are available by clicking here.

Local Northern Project Takes Home National Award
11 November 2008
A safety project created in Virginia, North of Adelaide, has been honoured at the National Safer Communities Awards ceremony in Canberra today. [Read More]

New Addition to State's Marine Rescue Fleet
9 November 2008
A brand new search and rescue vessel known as the 'Intrepid' will become the latest addition to the State's Volunteer Marine Rescue squad today. [Read More]

Two new Directors appointed at SAFECOM
4 November 2008
The SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission today announced the executive appointments of David Norton, Director of Corporate Services and Cathie Brown, Director of Strategic Services. [Read More]


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Summer Shark Patrols Gear Up to Guard Our Shores
31 October 2008
Aerial patrols along South Australia's coast will take off this weekend as part of Surf Life Saving SA and the State Government's commitment to ensuring our beaches stay safe this summer. [Read More]

National Fire Air Fleet to Benefit SA
28 October 2008
Emergency Services Minister, Michael Wright, today welcomed the Federal Government's announcement of the national fire-fighting fleet for the next fire danger season. [Read More]

Volunteers and Employers to be Commended for Support of Emergency Services
17 October 2008
Emergency Services Minister, Hon Michael Wright, will join the Commissioner of Fire and Emergencies, David Place, to acknowledge a group of self employed volunteers and employers who allow their staff to regularly down tools for emergency service organisations. [Read More]

Community Groups Honoured for Making SA Community Safer
1 October 2008
A dozen organisations and individuals will be commended for their extraordinary initiative and achievements in managing emergencies at an awards ceremony this morning. [Read More]


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State's Police, Ambulance and Emergency Services Officers to Get Shared Job Dispatch Solution
28 September 2008
A $36 State-of-the-Art Computer Aided Dispatch solution has been given the green light to be installed and accessed by all of the State's emergency services organisation including the MFS, CFS and SES as well as members of SAPOL and the SA ambulance service. [Read More]

SA Congratulates State's Newest Firefighting Recruits
19 September 2008
18 metropolitan fire fighters will become the freshest faces of the fire service, when they attend this morning's graduation ceremony marking the completion of a gruelling 14-week training program. [Read More]

Employers Applauded for Support of Emergency Services Volunteers
16 September 2008
Emergency Services Minister Michael Wright will today join the Premier, Mike Rann in recognising employers who allow their staff to regularly down tools to volunteer for emergency service organisations. [Read More]

State Emergency Services Supports Community During Royal Adelaide Show
8 September 2008
The fire and emergency services sector is once again supporting one of the state's largest community events, the Royal Adelaide Show. [Read More]

Pacific Island Firefighters welcomed to Adelaide Conference
1 September 2008
Amongst more than one thousand delegates taking part in the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) COnference starting in Adelaide today, will be 35 participants from Pacific Island countries.
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International Bushfire Research Conference
31 August 2008
Firefighters, researchers, scientists and fire prevention managers form around the globe will be in Adelaide next week for the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre's (CRC) International Bushfire Research Conference 2008. [Read More]

Employers Recognising their Staff
29 August 2008
The South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission will acknowledge a group of employers for supporting their staff who engage in volunteer work for their communities. [Read More]

Minister Commissions More vehicles for Freeling Firefighters
24 August 2008
Emergency Services Minister, Michael Wright, will commission two new emergency service vehicles at the Freeling CFs Brigade Fire Station today. [Read More]

New SAFECOM Director to Empower Community Spirit and Cooperation in Emergencies
8 August 2008
The SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission today announced the executive appointment of Annette Ferris as the Director of Community Resilience. [Read More]

New State of the Art CFS/SES Facilities to Support Northern Community
1 August 2008
On Sunday 3 August 2008, SA Country Fire Service and State Emergency Service will officially open two new state of the art facilities in the state's north at Booleroo Centre and Hallett. [Read More]


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Support for Volunteer Marine Rescue
1 July 2008
The South Australian Sea Rescue Squadron has received a boost, with the Rann Government approving a replacement vessel for the Copper Coast flotilla at Wallaroo. [Read More]


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Formal Commitment to Emergency Services Volunteers
17 June 2008
Premier Mike Rann says the State Government and Emergency Services sector have cemented their support for South Australian volunteers, by signing two volunteer charters. [Read More]


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Government Boosts Firefighting Effort
26 May 2008
The Rann Government will commit $15.9 million over four years in the State Budget to enable a Type 1 helicopter, such as the Erickson Aircrane, to be based in South Australia over the fire danger season. [Read More]

Long Service CFS Volunteers Honoured
16 May 2008
Emergency Services Minister Carmel Zollo has congratulated 62 South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) volunteers, who've clocked up more than 920 hours of service between them. [Read More]

Work Begins on New Paradise Fire Station
12 May 2008

Works has begun on the new $3.95 million Paradise Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) station.[Read more]

New Headquarters for Millicent SES Unit
10 May 2008
Emergency Services Minister Carmel Zollo has officially opened a new $511,000 State Emergency Services headquarters at Millicent in the State's South-East. [Read More]


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Shark Patrols Running Until End of April
13 April 2008
Emergency Services Minister Carmel Zollo says the State Government's aerial shark patrols will continue to operate seven days a week until the end of April on days when the weather is suitable. [Read More]

New Fire Station Opens
10 April 2008
Emergency Services Minister Carmel Zollo today opened a $3.9 million station for the Metropolitan Fire Service at Beulah Park and described it as the first stage in a new era in community safety for Adelaide's north-eastern suburbs. [Read More]


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Minister Recognises SE Firefighters Promotion
1 February 2008
Three Metropolitan Fire Service fire fighters in Mount Gambier have won significant promotions following recognition of their previous service and skills. [Read More]


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New Chief Officer for State Emergency Services
16 January 2008
Emergency Services Minister Carmel Zollo has announced the appointment of a new Chief Officer for the State Emergency Services (SES). [Read More]

Moving Beyond the Flags- Making our Beaches Safer
16 January 2008
Four new all- purpose terrain vehicles will start patrolling South Australian beaches this week as part of the Surf Life Saving SA's initiative to make beaches safer. [Read More]

Not Enough Households are 'Bushfire Ready'
8 January 2008
Premier Mike Rann is warning householders in bushfire prone areas that they could pay a dreadful price by ignoring the State Government's Bushfire Ready message. [Read More]


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