Farm Fire Units

Handbook for farm fire units

Members of the rural community in South Australia attend fires with their own equipment to protect their property and others.  We recognise that, in many parts of South Australia, farm fire units are an essential part of the community's response to fire.  A key principle of this community response is that it be done with safety as number one priority.

To help farmers fight fires safely we have developed the Private Farm Fire Unit Handbook. It is intended to provide:

  • guidance toward fire ground safety, behaviours and communications
  • recommendations for farm fire unit vehicles and equipment
  • recommendations for the wearing of personal protective clothing and safety equipment

The Private Farm Fire Unit Handbook is available here or contact your local CFS Regional Headquarters for more information.