South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission
The South Australian Emergency Services Sector (ESS), comprising the South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM), Country Fire Service (CFS), Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) and State Emergency Service (SES), protects South Australian lives, property and environment.
The ESS plays an essential role in the safety of all South Australians. Funded wholly by the people of South Australia, the ESS has a responsibility to deliver benefits and cost efficiency to those it serves and returns an increasing value on their trusted investment.
The primary role of the ESS is to prevent the loss of life, property, environment and infrastructure through reducing the impact of fires and other emergencies on our community. Not only is this achieved through an ongoing investment in emergency response equipment and trained personnel, but as importantly the ESS is committed to providing emergency warning systems and awareness materials that enable all South Australians to be as prepared and resilient to the dangers of fire and other emergencies as possible.
SAFECOM provides ‘corporate’ support services that are integral in allowing the ESOs – CFS, MFS and SES – to provide the frontline services that directly support and protect the community of South Australia.
SAFECOM is governed by the SAFECOM Board which comprises the SAFECOM Chief Executive (Presiding Member), the Chief Officers of the three emergency service agencies, a representative of the United Firefighters Union, representatives from the SES Volunteer Association and CFS Volunteer Association and two independent members appointment by the Minister for Emergency Services.
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