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Australia Day Award Recipients

Congratulations to James Trevlyn Smith, Streaky Bay Unit on receiving an ESM and to April Young for being named Salisbury’s Citizen of the Year.

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2015 Keith Lane Award Recipient

Cameron Nolan has been announced as the winner of the 2015 Keith Lane Award. Cameron receives a trophy and $1,000 from the sponsor of the award, the Police Credit Union. Congratulations Cameron.

Read more about this year's recipient on the Awards page.

South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Strategic Plan 2015 - 2025

Download the Strategic Plan (937kb .pdf)

This plan articulates how Project Darwin will deliver priority strategies over the coming decade. Its approach has been designed to lead and guide the sector to a ‘future state’ and the priorities are to be delivered in conjunction with continuous improvement of operational and business as usual activities.

The strategic plan is a consequence of the decision to put both the Sector Reform under the ESRO model and appointment of a Commissioner on hold, and instead, the COs are now leading the process, which will be actively driven from the centre.

Key points include:

  • A gradual process to change
  • COs being retained, still reporting to the Minister and being responsible for operational outcomes of their respective agency
  • An integrated support model to be set up for corporate and support functions, together with integration and alignment of incident management doctrine, training, technology and accreditation
  • One Registered Training Organisation
  • 21 priorities  have been listed
  • Align to AFAC strategic directions, etc

Additionally, the ESRO Reference group has been abolished, together with all of the proposed Working Groups, and in their place specific reference structures will be established for each of the priorities. It is imperative that volunteer input will be sought.

As such the SASESVA will be submitting a response, to the Strategic Plan, direct to  the CE of SAFECOM on behalf of all volunteers. We would welcome your feedback, comments etc, as all information forthcoming will be included in this response, a copy of which will also be posted on the Members Only section of the website.

Please feel free to contact one of your  Association representatives and we will endeavour to answer any questions posed or ensure the information is obtained.

Thanks to DEWNR for again providing our volunteers with National Parks Passes for 2015/16

Response has been so overwhelming that  have already issued 95% of our annual allocation of passes.   We know from some of the comments received that the passes are certainly appreciated and put to good use, so to those volunteers who have received a pass, please enjoy and ensure that all the  conditions set by DEWNR are adhered to.

Plus a reminder, if you change your vehicle, please let DEWNR know, and a replacement pass will be issued with your new vehicle registration details.  It is important that this is done and not left until the following year, as  between the SES and CFS this caused some delays with processing due to the number involved.

Be Wary of Scammers

The SASESVA  has issued a warning to the community to be wary of opportunistic scammers claiming to be seeking donations on behalf of the SES.

Phoning seek donations is not something that either the State Emergency Service or the Volunteers Association do.
People  need to be wary fundraising in this manner.

Regrettably  scammers always seem to prey on community generosity, especially  in the wake of disaster and typically endeavour to catch out people who genuinely want to help others.  

If people are suspicious they should report the matter to the police.

New Section - Around The Units and Contributions from Members

With the demise of Frontline, due to loss of the non SES  funding support, we are unable to continue its production and distribution at the present time.

To fill its void, we have introduced a section, Around the Units, where any stories or photographs forwarded to us, will be uploaded as received.

Of course, this section can be expanded to include other items of interest and suggestions are most welcome.