Watch these important messages with essential facts around fire safety and preparedness that could save you and your family's lives this summer.
Do your 5 Min Bushfire Plan TODAY
Making a choice when a bushfire threatens is too late. The majority of people in bushfires die fleeing their homes at the last moment. Don't wait 'til the last moment, create your 5 Minute Plan now.
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.
Create your own Bushfire Plan, in 3 easy steps
Making a choice when a bushfire threatens is just too late. The majority of people in bushfires die fleeing their homes at the last moment. Don't wait until the last moment, create your 5 Minute Plan now.
Understanding fire danger in the Adelaide Hills
If you live in the Adelaide Hills or on the outer edge of Adelaide, you are at bushfire risk. For you, your family and your community's sake it is critical you acknowledge that risk and take the appropriate action to be bushfire ready.
Preparing for a bushfire
Knowing what you need to do to prepare your home and property for bushfire is essential for the safety of you and your family. Even if your plan is to leave well before a bushfire threatens you can never fully predict what may happen that prevents your leaving. To be forced to stay and defend when you have not prepared could well cost you your life.
Pinery Experiences - Ralph and Tracey
When preparing a plan to respond to a bushfire many question whether they should stand and defend or leave early.
Know you are at risk
Ray Goodes and Ray Cutting have messages and advice that anyone travelling, living, visiting or working in a bushfire risk area will only benefit from.
Bushfires will happen again - Hollie
On Christmas Day 2015 Hollie was enjoying the day’s excitement with her family when she noticed plumes of smoke rising above the trees on a neighbouring property.
Bushfires will happen again - Jack
Jack has a business in the Adelaide Hills. In 2015 on a catastrophic fire day a bushfire started a few kms away..
Bushfires will happen again - Lisa
Lisa faced one of the hardest decisions of her life to stay and defend her property, alone with her horses and the neighbours gone as the Sampson Flat Fire marched across the facing hillside.
Bushfires will happen again - Quentin
Quentin purchased his Hills property the week after Ash Wednesday in 1983. He's lived for 30 years with fire risk and urges everyone to recognise their risk and take responsibility.
Bushfires will happen again - Tina
Tina returned to her property after the Pinery Fire to face the cruelty of such a ferocious event. The affect on her animals had been devastating.
An insight into CFS Aviation and some key information from the Concordia CFS Brigade.
Dan needs a plan episode 1
Meet Dan. He & his family have just moved to Bridgewater in the Adelaide Hills.
Dan needs a plan episode 3 : gutters
In Bridgewater, the struggle is real as Dan continues to prepare for the Fire Danger Season.
Recently he attempted to clean the gutters but found the job a little more taxing than anticipated.
CFS Volunteers on Totally Wild Oct 2012
Happy Valley CFS Volunteers on Totally Wild Oct 2012.
Become a volunteer : Adam
Adam - Naracoorte Volunteer. You've got it in you to be remarkable.
Bushfire fact - Protect your home from embers
Burning embers can travel many kilometres ahead of a fire.
Bushfire fact - strong winds
High temperature and strong wind - perfect bushfire conditions.
Bushfire fact - Travelling
If you travel in the country you need to think about bushfire safety.