COMMent Newsletter March 2010

  Comment Banner March 2010
A message from the Chief Executive

Despite being in the caretaker period of government since February 20, it has essentially been 'business as usual' for the sector. 

Caretaker conventions preclude the government from making major announcements or implementing major policy initiatives, but this has not stopped us from continuing our operational and administrative activities.

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From the Board

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  • Emergency Services Delivery Standards Project
  • ComCen issues
  • Sustainable Budget Commission
  • Learning and Development Committee
  • Volunteer Statistics
  • Audit and Risk Management Committee
  • Strategic Thinking Committee

And more...

Seamless Integration

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Innovative Technologies in Training Conference

The information and communication technologies available in today's world provide both challenges and opportunities for training in fire and emergency services sector. The new technologies are complex and there are multiple platforms available - mobile internet, social networking and virtual worlds to name just a few.

Community Resilience

Smoke Alarm Retirement Campaign

In 2010, the Smoke Alarm Retirement Campaign enters its second year with MFS, CFS and the State Government once again urging people to send their smoke alarms into retirement when they reach 10 years of age.

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  Training Update - Looking to the Future

Currently training and development activities within the South Australian fire and emergency services sector are largely managed individually by the CFS, MFS and SES, each a respected registered training organisation.

Through the development of the Learning and Development Committee, together each agency has identified a number of cross-sector issues that could be, at least partially, addressed through a unified approach.
Every Drowning is Preventable

With cooler weather approaching it's an opportune time to reflect on the fact that in the past year many families have again been struck by a tragic drowning or near drowning.

Water Safety
Building Partnerships

Facilities Update

The new CFS-SES joint facility at Port Lincoln is nearing completion, while the MFS has opened a new fire station at 41 Seaford Road, Seaford.

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