To provide immediate financial assistance and care to CFS volunteer fire-fighters and their families to offset suffering and distress caused in the line of active duty.
A financially sustainable Foundation, which supports and cares for CFS volunteer fire-fighters.
That CFS volunteer fire-fighters and their families will be promptly supported and cared for in their time of need.
The CFS Foundation was formed in 2001, and its purpose is to provide immediate financial support to CFS volunteer fire-fighters and their families in the event of death, injury or loss of property while engaging in their community service.
"The CFS Foundation plays an important role to financially support volunteer firefighters and their families should they be killed or seriously injured in the line of their CFS duties. Whilst the CFS provides a wide range of support for our volunteers, the financial support sometimes takes longer than we would like assist our volunteers. It is for this reason the CFS Foundation was formed. The CFS Foundation’s core business is to provide quick and immediate financial support to volunteer firefighters and their families. I am so passionate about supporting the CFS Foundation in its core business of raising funds for the Volunteer Support Fund. The CFS Foundation receives no financial support from the CFS and all money raised comes from the good people of South Australia."
- Greg Nettleton, Former CFS Chief Officer