COMMent E-Magazine - January 2009



  A Message from the Commissioner
David Place gives his roundup of the previous month's issues and stories.

From the Board
Update from the SAFECOM Board meeting help on Thursday January 29, 2009.
    Corporate Services
    1. 2009 - 10 Budget Bilateral Bids
    2. Building Replacement Review
    3. Leave Liability
    Strategic Services
    1. Strategic Planning Framework
    2. Board Committees
    3. Emergency Service Delivery Standards
Minister for Emergency Services the Hon Michael Wright and Chief Officers Euan Ferguson and Grant Lupton inspect the damage caused by the recent fires at Proper bay, Port Lincoln
  Safecom Staff
Welcome the new additions to the team in January.
  Erickson Helitak "Flynn", on loan to the CFS for the 2008 - 2009 Bushfire Season Volunteers
Congratulations to our volunteers who received special recognition in this year's Australia Day medals and awards.

Seamless Integration
Port Lincoln Proper Bay Fires - lessons learned by all
Flynn Comes In - Erickson skycrane arrives to help with the 2008 - 2009 Fire Danger Season
Heatwave: a different kind of operation - Stuart McLeod defines heatwave conditions as extreme weather and the SES role in watching over the state during these conditions
  Building Partnerships
Networks for Learning - SAFECOM and the Nepabunna community come together to create a volunteer fire service
A Partnership to Benefit the Community - CFS and the Farmer's Federation work together to create a voluntary code of practice for grain harvesting
Thuggery in the Emergency Services? Not what it seems...

Community Resilience
Floodsafe - An innovative approach to build community preparedness

Volunteer Consultation Policy
The community of Nepabunna undertake CFS training.