South Australian Country Fire Service Promotions Unit

Raising awareness of the roles, training and activities of CFS Volunteers state-wide

Hazard reduction burn, Horsnell Gully CP
Hazard reduction burn, Horsnell Gully CP     -     Photo: Leah Salamon

Welcome to the
South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS)
Promotions Unit
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Joining the CFS

Want to Join the SA Country Fire Service ??
We have the most comprehensive recruiting information available on the internet on all South Australian fire stations.

The first step to joining your local CFS Station starts here.

Recent News

New 24 for Hay Flat (24-November-2014)
Movie night fundraiser for Harrison Family (22-November-2014)
New 24 for Hahndorf (13-November-2014)
Welcome to our 4 newest CFS brigades (9-November-2014)
Strath Group Field Day - photos (7-November-2014)
New 14 for Hynam (7-November-2014)
Support for our fallen firefighter Andrew Harrison (6-November-2014)
New 24 for Mannum (6-November-2014)
New 34P for Gumeracha (5-November-2014)
14 for Baldina (30-October-2014)
New 14 for Port MacDonnell (30-October-2014)
Dates for rest of fire restrictions confirmed (23-October-2014)
Fire Restrictions commence in some areas (18-October-2014)

To see previous news articles, view our news archive.

Featured CFS Station

We've randomly chosen Northern Barossa Group CFS as our feature station for your visit to our site.
Northern Barossa Group - at Angaston Station
Northern Barossa Group - at Angaston Station     -     Picture by Graeme McVitty

Links To Other Sites

Our links pages include 365 links to Australian and and international emergency services related sites, including links to all 25 CFS Stations known to have their own Internet Sites.

New & Updated Links since Friday, September 26, 2014:

CFS Foundation
Fire and Rescue NSW Band and Marching Team
Morphett Vale
NSW RFS Alpine/Aylmerton
SACFS Stirling

Who Is the CFS Promotions Unit ?

Logo of the CFSVA Official CFS Insignia - The Fire Service Star The CFS Promotions Unit was formed in 1994 with a CFS mobile display unit known as the Pantech to promote the role of the CFS and the volunteers that make the CFS the great organisation that it is. It was found that prior to the unit, most people were unaware that the CFS did more than just combat bushfires.

The CFS Promotions Unit website started in 1996 as part of the Pantech display and was linked to an interactive map. In 1998, the website was launched on to the Internet, with a major overhaul of the website in 2001 and again in 2005. The Photographic section of the Unit took off with the advent of digital cameras and many images were made available on the Photo galleries on the site. The Pantech was retired after 10 years of service and the Unit continued to operate with other vehicles enabling the Unit to travel all over the State. In 2012, the website evolved to include a large History section to compliment the up to date information on each brigade, as well as expanding to cover many other South Australian Emergency Services.

The website is a way for brigades to recruit and inform members, to assist the public in understanding something about the CFS - including their local brigade - and to promote the volunteering ethic.

The Website Administrators - Pip & Ashley, who are both CFS volunteers, run the site, with input from CFS members and the public all over the State. The information on this website is updated regularly, through mailouts to brigades, and input via the website.

Photographs are updated whenever possible, and while most of the photographs are taken by the Website Administrators on their travels across the state, it is often difficult for them to update those photos on a regular basis. The Website Administrators welcome suitable photographs from anyone.

This is not the official site of the SA Country Fire Service or the Country Fire Service Volunteers Association. Their official sites can be accessed by clicking on the logos. This site is however operated with the full co-operation of the SA Country Fire Service (CFS) Headquarters and individual CFS stations. It also has the full endorsement and support of the Country Fire Service Volunteers Association (CFSVA).

Further details on the funding and ownership of this site can be found in the legal section in the menu bar on the left of screen.

Pip & Ashley
Administrators, CFS Promotions Unit Website