Memorials to Firefighters
Remembering our Fallen
Throughout the SA Country Fire Service Brigades, there is a history of mateship, and being part of a family with all Fire Service members. Memorials have been constructed to remember those who have been killed whilst fighting fires and on active duty
There are two significant Memorials in South Australia. One Memorial is located at the Centennial Park Gardens, Pasadena, which is for Fire, SA Police, St John Ambulance and National Crime Authority members, with another major Memorial at the Mount Lofty Summit Visitors Center which is for CFS members only.
Each year on the 16th of February, the day fire swept over the Mount Lofty Summit area, a service is held to remember those CFS volunteers who have fallen whilst on duty.
The National Arboretum Canberra was created following the 2001 and 2003 Canberra bushfires. It is a 250 hectare plantation of trees designed for study, display and preservation. The site holds significance to the sacrifice of firefighting in Australia, and it is therefore fitting that the collective honour rolls are presented on the National Arboretum Canberra website.
The National Emergency Services Memorial was dedicated in July 2004 in honour of the thousands of men and women who serve and have served in Australia s emergency management and services organisations. The memorial provides a place to reflect on those who have been injured or died while carrying out their duties for the benefit of the wider Australian community, located in Canberra, alongside the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.
Photos taken by the CFS Promotions Unit