South Australian Country Fire Service Promotions Unit

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


Barrier and Flagging Tape

Marking and identifying things

Barrier Tape is wide plastic tape with printed diagonal stripes and appropriate wording used to set up a visual line to stop people getting too close to an incident scene.

Red / White Scene Management Structure Fires, Crowd Control, Traffic Control and Wildfire Investigation

The CFS, as well as other Emergency Service agencies, utilize hazard and flagging tape to identify hazards, items of interest and locations, as well as cordoning off an area to stop egress of the public for safety, or for investigation purposes.

Fluorescent Green Safety Direction Markers, Entrances, Safety Zones and Escape Routes
Fluorescent Yellow Other Water Points
Fluorescent Pink Hot Spots Hot Spots
Yellow / Black Hazards Hazards in Structural and Rural Fires, Bee Hives and Prohibited areas
Fluorescent Orange Bushfire Investigation Marking Bushfire Investigation

Scene Management Tape at an Incident

Photographs on this page taken by Ashley Hosking, CFS Promotions Unit