Out and About Articles

South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) enjoys sharing interesting snippets of our personnel at work. On this page you will find some highlights of our more recent events. 

Please feel free to share your experiences and engagements with MFS personnel via email to us on enquiry@samfs.sa.gov.au or call us on 8204 3600.

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2019 St Marys Open Day

Thanks to all who joined us at St Marys Station Day on Saturday, 23 November 2019.

With up to 1,500 members of the public through the doors, MFS personnel had a great time providing fun activities for the kids, road crash rescue demonstrations, access to fire trucks, recruitment information & much, much more!

We aim to do it all again at another suburban fire station in 2020. Stay tuned!


2019 MFS Open Day - it's on again!

The MFS will open the doors to Adelaide Fire Station on Wakefield Street right after Santa sweeps by on Pageant Day.

Join us for family fun at the state's biggest fire station from 11 am until 2.30 pm on Saturday, 9 November 2019. [More...]

MFS full-time firefighter Pre Application Seminars

The MFS will be hosting four identical two-hour Pre Application Information Sessions at Adelaide Fire Station. The optional sessions will cover the role of the MFS and the skills and abilities needed as a firefighter.


Strictly 400 people per session. More info and bookings here

Max on the mend

In November, the Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS), assisted by the Country Fire Service (CFS) and Adelaide Koala Rescue, rescued an injured koala from a tree in Stirling. [More here...]

MFS Open Day - it's on again!

The MFS will open the doors to Adelaide Fire Station on Wakefield Street right after Santa sweeps by on Pageant Day.

Join us for family fun at the states biggest fire station from 11 am until 2.30 pm on Saturday, 10 November 2018. [More here...]

MFS firefighters save multiple shops from intense Chinatown blaze (09/07/2018)

Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) firefighters recently saved multiple shops in the Chinatown district near the Adelaide Central Markets from an intense fire.

Seventy-five MFS firefighters from 17 appliances battled the blaze, limiting significant damage to three shops. [More here...]

Landmark firefighter health study leads to improved support (12/02/2018)

The Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS), in conjunction with the University of Adelaide, has conducted a landmark study into the mental and physical health of its firefighters.

The MFS commissioned the study to help it better support firefighters’ health from recruitment through to retirement years. [More here…]

15 MFS firefighters receive medals and commendations (05/12/2017)

Fifteen MFS firefighters have been recognised by the Minister for Emergency Services with the Emergency Services Medal and Ministerial Commendations.

Their achievements range from progressing diversity, firefighter career development and live fire training opportunities - through to saving the multi-million dollar Edinburgh plastics factory and 100 jobs from a ferocious blaze. [More here...]

MFS Open Day – Thanks for joining us! (21/11/2017)

MFS firefighters and staff thoroughly enjoyed welcoming thousands of South Australians to MFS Open Day on Credit Union Christmas Pageant Day.

We hope to see you see you at Adelaide Fire Station again next year! [More here…]

MFS Open Day 2017 - Sat, 18 November - Straight after the Pageant!

MFS Open Day – it’s on again!

Join our firefighters and staff right after the Credit Union Christmas Pageant when the MFS opens the doors to Adelaide Fire Station on Wakefield Street.

Family fun begins at 11 am through to 2.30 pm on Saturday, 18 November 2017. [More….]

Father & daughter become MFS firefighter colleagues (13-09-2017)

A long-serving MFS Station Officer and his daughter have become MFS firefighter colleagues.

SO Graham Lynch proudly welcomed daughter Samantha as a new colleague when she graduated along with 17 other new recruit firefighters.

“I’m thrilled for her that she’s realised her dream – and very proud,” SO Graham Lynch said. [More….]

Regional firefighters enhance skills (15/08/2017)

MFS firefighters are enhancing their structural firefighting skills through specialised training being rolled out across regional SA.

Up to 260 retained firefighters from 16 regional stations are receiving the live fire training, thanks to a brand new $66,000 mobile firefighting prop. [More here...]

Helping to combat Tonga's road toll (26/07/2017)

Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) firefighters are helping Tongan firefighters to combat the Pacific island nation’s road toll.

Two MFS firefighters have journeyed to Tonga to deliver road crash rescue, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and fire appliance training to Tonga Fire and Emergency Services (TFES) colleagues. [More here…]

SA fire trucks on duty in Tonga (28/06/2017)

Two South Australian fire trucks have arrived for duty at Tonga Fire and Emergency Services (TFES), thanks to a 14 year alliance with the Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS).

They’re the 21st and 22nd retired fire trucks that the MFS has arranged to donate to the Pacific Island nation of Tonga’s fire service since 2004. [more here...]

2017 Australia Day Honours - Australian Fire Service Medal (27/01/2017)

In the 2017 Australia Day Honours List, Assistant Chief Fire Officer Glenn Benham and Retired Retained Station Officer Allan Voigt have been awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal. [more here ...]

Free, post pageant fun at MFS Open Day! (04/10/2016)

Looking for something to do straight after the Pageant? Come along to the MFS Open Day!

Join us for free, post pageant family fun as the Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) opens the doors to Adelaide Fire Station at 99 Wakefield St between 11.00 am and 2.30 pm on Pageant day (Saturday, 12 November). [more here...]

MFS at the Royal Adelaide Show! (22/08/2016)

Roll up, Roll up! No-one missed the Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) in the Jubilee Pavilion at the Royal Adelaide Show this year. [more here...]

South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service White Ribbon workplace initiative (26/07/2016)

The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) is embarking on the journey to become an accredited White Ribbon Workplace.

This comprehensive and extensive process publically recognises workplaces taking active steps to prevent and respond to violence against women. [more here...]

Port Lincoln Fire Station Open Day (15/07/2016)

Come along and meet your local Emergency Service personnel. See the equipment that is used to protect your community. Tour the fire station and watch firefighters in action! [more here...]

Anzac Day Challenge (18/04/2016)

The ANZAC Day Challenge is a fiercely contested annual football match played between the Australian Combined Emergency Service (ACES) Football team and the Australian Defence Force (ADF) All Stars.

ACES is made up of the best Police, Ambulance and Firefighter footballers' in Australia and the ADF All Stars comprises the best Army, Navy and Airforce footballers in the land. [more here...]

MFS Victor Harbor crews serving their community (11/02/2016)

Australian's without a doubt are renowned for their kind hearts and generosity of spirit, never shy to come to the aid of anyone in need.

South Australia's regional areas have experienced severe weather events in recent times and our own MFS crews are often responded to help when their communities are affected by more than just fires. Little is often though of the variety of incidents our crews respond to. [more here...]

That's what families do! (21/01/2016)

When you join the Fire Service you join a family with no borders and no boundaries.[more here...]

Koala Rescue (13/01/2016)

Sunday 10 January started no doubt like any other for a particular Koala living in Craigburn Farm in the Adelaide Hills.

The challenge to eat the required half a kilo of eucalyptus leaves was on.

Leaves always look greener on the other side of the road but as this female koala found, the road is no place for a koala. Unfortunately she was hit not by one but by two cars. The first car drove over her body and the second car drove over her foot. [more here ...]