South Australian Country Fire Service Promotions Unit

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


Functional Structure of the SACFS

The Structure of the SACountry Fire Service begins with the Chief Officer who reports directly to the South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission Board

The Chief Officer has responsibilities to: Paringa Fire Station

  • Operations Support on the Fireground
  • Firefighter Safety and Welfare
  • Information and Empowerment of the Community
  • Community Safety
  • Planning and Logistics
  • Action Board Decisions
  • Policy Formation
  • Volunteer and Staff Relations
  • Financial Management
  • Ministerial and Political Interface
  • Liaison with key Stakeholders
  • Corporate Relations
  • Strategic Planning

The Chief Officer looks after the following departments:

Planning, Design, Delivery and Assessment of Volunteer Training
Development of Training Facilities
Operations Support
Incident Management
RegionalOperations Support
Aerial Operations
Mutual Aid and Liaison
Prevention Services
Community Fire Safe Program / Education
Building Fire Safety
Development Assessments
Regional Prevention
Regional Services
6 Regions
55 Groups
432 Brigades
Corporate Affairs
Internal Communications
Media and External Communications
Marketing and Promotions
Special Event Management
Advertising and Sponsorships
Technical Services
Vehicle Maintenance
Building and Property
Personal Protective Equipment
Operational Equipment
Asset Management
Transition of Assets
Negotiating with local councils, private owners and state authorities to have mobile assets transfered to the Minister for Emergency Services
SA-GRN Voice and Paging
VHF / UHF Simplex
Fire Station Interface units
Telephone Services

Photos taken by CFS Promotions Unit