Archive Media Releases 2010

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December

 

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November

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National Award for South Australia's Extreme Heat Response Project

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

A 'National Winner' Award was presented yesterday for a state wide initiative titled Extreme Heat Response at the Australian Safer Communities Awards at Old Parliament House in Canberra. The project involved a number of agencies working together to research and implement new approaches to support the community in times of extreme heat. [Media Release]

23 South Australians Receive Honours for Outstanding Service

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Twenty-three South Australians, who've gone above and beyond the call of duty, risking their lives in some cases, will be honoured at a special ceremony today. [Media Release]

Recognition for Kangaroo Island volunteers

Monday, 15 November 2010

Recognition for Kangaroo Island emergency service volunteers and their employers will be the key focus of the SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM) Board visit to the area on Thursday 18 November. [Media Release]

Innovative programs honoured for making communities safer

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Seven projects have been recognised at an awards ceremony recently for their individual and collaborative initiatives aimed at making South Australian communities safer and more resilient. [Media Release]

October

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September

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August

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Fire and Emergency Services Board visits Far West Coast

25 August 2010
Recognition of Far West Coast emergency service volunteers and their employers will be a key focus of the SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM) Board visit to the region tomorrow, on Thursday, 26 August. [Media Release]


July

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June

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All hazard warning system for SA

4 June 2010
South Australians can now receive a telephone warning message if they are within the immediate vicinity of an emergency. Following the devastating Victorian Black Saturday bushfires in 2009, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to develop Emergency Alert, a telephone-based emergency warning message system. [Media Release]


May

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Fire and emergency services Board visits Copper Coast

26 May 2010
The diversity of emergency response efforts to protect the people and property of the Copper Coast area will be a key focus of the fire and emergency service sector's Board visit to the region on Thursday, 27 May. [Media Release]

CFS 'Heroes of the bush' photo takes out national competition

13 May 2010
A photograph capturing the spirit of emergency service volunteering, taken by young South Australian Tim Eckert has been awarded the Secondary School Category National Winner of the 2010 National Emergency Management Volunteers Photographic Competition Awards, following a special ceremony at the High Court of Australia in Canberra on Monday. [Media Release]

National Volunteer Week 2010 - SES and CFS volunteers, thanks for the hand

10 May 2010
The State Emergency Service (SES) and Country Fire Service (CFS) will this week honour the 17,000 dedicated volunteers who make up South Australia's emergency response capacity, as part of National Volunteer Week, May 10-16.

This year's National Volunteer Week theme, 'Volunteering: Now, more than ever' highlights that volunteering, now, more than ever, is important to Australian society and it is imperative that the South Australian community continue to recognise the efforts of emergency service volunteers.

South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM) Chief Executive David Place, says emergency service volunteers should feel proud of their commitment to the State's response and recovery efforts. [Media Release]

Click here to learn more about how the SA fire and emergency service sector are celebrating National Volunteer Week 2010.


April 

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March

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Southern focus for fire and emergency services Board

25 March 2010
The diversity of emergency response efforts to protect the people and property of the southern metropolitan area will be a key focus of the fire and emergency service sector's Board visit to the region. [Media Release]


February

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More Improvements to Bushfire Safety in SA

07 February 2010
On the anniversary of the tragic Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, the SA Government has today announced a $9.4 million funding boost for the State's volunteer-based Emergency Services. [Media Release]

 

January

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Applications Open for $11 Million in Disaster Mitigation Funding for SA

18 January 2010
State agencies, local government and community councils are encouraged to apply for over $11 million funding under the Natural Disaster Resilience Program. It is hoped the funding will help minimise the risk and impact of natural disasters across the state. [Media release]