HIGH STANDARD: MFS stations in regional SA have been rewarded for outstanding proficiency in their annual assessment.FIRE stations throughout regional SA have been commended for their proficiency.
Metropoliton Fire Service stations in Port Lincoln, Berri, Tanunda and Kapunda received awards in the MFS’s annual regional assessment.
Each year, all 16 regional MFS stations complete both an audit and challenging training exercise,with up to five of the most outstanding recognised.
The stations vie for the Chief Officer’s Shield, Regional Operations Shield, Regional Assistant Chief Fire Officer’s Shield, Most Improved Plaque and the Family Friendly Station Award.
Emergency Services Minister Peter Malinauskas said there was a high standard dsplayed throughout the regional assessment program.
‘Retained MFS firefighters in regional South Australia are incredibly valuable members of their communities; they not only protect lives but also the homes, businesses, industry, infrastructure and therefore the economies of their communities,” he said.
MFS Assistant Chief Fire Officer of Regional Operations,Chris Smith said this yearstations were given a new task of developing and delivering an MFS Home Fire and Life Safety presentation.
“The presentations were well received by guests at the assessment evenings, who reported learning a great deal about home fire safety, including the importance of working smoke alarm,” he said.
The results of the 2016 Regional Operations Audit and Proficiency Assessment are:
Port Lincoln MFS Station –Chief Officer’s Shield
Berri MFS Station – Regional Operations Shield
Tanunda MFS Station –Regional Assistant Chief Fire Officer’s Shield
Tanunda MFS Station –Most Improved Plaque
Kapunda MFS Station –Family Friendly Station Award
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