South Australian Country Fire Service Promotions Unit

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


Rope and Vertical Rescue
Rescue from heights at the end of a line

Cave rescue A handful of CFS brigades across the state are responsible for 'rope rescues', which is any incident requiring specialist climbing and rescue tools. The brigades will respond to areas such as cliffs, wells and caves and in some areas, multi storey complexes (such as silos).

CFS brigades are often called to assist other agencies, such as the Police, Ambulance or the State Emergency Service. They will provide rope rescue equipment, and personnel to effect a successful conclusion of an incident.

Photographs on this page taken by Mt Gambier SES