SA Country Fire Service



CFS members provide support to River Murray communities


Teams of 59 CFS volunteers and staff from across the state have partnered with other emergency services to door knock homes and provide advice to people likely to be impacted by rising flood waters along the River Murray.

More than 2,500 homes have been door knocked by CFS, SASES, MFS, PIRSA and SAPOL members who started talking to residents in the Renmark on Wednesday and are likely to complete their work in the Murray Bridge area tomorrow.

CFS members have travelled from as far as Kangaroo Island, Naracoorte in the state's South East and Burra in the Mid North to support speak with Riverland communities and share information.

Community Liaison Officer Bindi Hawkey said as a fire and rescue agency CFS members are doing all they can to help the community.

"It's fantastic to see so many CFS volunteers and staff coming together in the Riverland to provide assistance to the community in their time of need," Ms Hawkey said.

"We've spoken with thousands of people since Wednesday to educate them on how they can seek assistance and what they can do to best prepare - the response has been well received."

"Being able to assist alongside other emergency service personnel has been highly rewarding and we will continue to do all we can to talk with anyone who needs help."

As a support agency, the CFS has been heavily involved in assisting the SASES as the control agency with community sandbagging activities, education drives and cleaning up following several storm fronts over the past months.

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