South Australian Country Fire Service Promotions Unit

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


Natural Disasters
Flooding and Storm Damage


The CFS is often involved in dealing with storm and flood damage - anything from trees down across roads or buildings, roofs blown off, or flooding. Due to the nature of storms, large areas of the state are often affected simultaneously.

Large numbers of CFS brigades can be called out to deal with flooding or storm damage, along with other agencies, including the State Emergency Service (SES), Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) Departmnet of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure SA (DPTI) and Local Councils.

Many CFS brigades carry equipment to deal with floods and storm damage, including chainsaws, salvage sheets, emergency lighting and sandbags.

Tree down incident

Photographs on this page taken by the CFS Promotions Unit and Sebastian Wellington