Community Safety

The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) seeks to reduce risk of fire and other emergencies by providing preventative and risk mitigation services.

The MFS supports the delivery of Prevention programs and initiatives to the South Australian community. Our firefighters spend considerable time familiarising themselves with potential risks within their local areas and assist in the delivery of educational programs at schools and local community centres. Firefighters also visit and inspect public places including shops and restaurants to ensure these buildings are compliant with safety standards.

The Community Safety & Resilience Department provides education to identified high risk groups, investigates the causes of fires, provides commentary on building development proposals, undertakes building surveys and the commissioning of building fire safety systems. The preventative work undertaken by this department supports the State's strategic objective of 'Improving Wellbeing'.

For more information about the Community Safety and Resilience Department click here.