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 a number of 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. The SA Volunteer Firefighters Museum has a large memorial at Naracoorte, located alongside the Museum complex
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.
Around South Australia, there are many memorials and plaques for Firefighters, Farmers and incidents that have occurred over the years. One major fire claimed the lives of eight Woods and Forests firefighters, a state government department with only three survivors out of the eleven crew. This memorial is located where the incident occured in the Wandilo Forest
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