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The SACFS Volunteer

Our volunteers

There are approximately 14,000 volunteers, located throughout all South Australian regional and semi metropolitan communities. This volunteer base provides a range of fire and emergency services to more than 434 communities across this State.


CFS brigades attend more than 7,000 incidents each year including:

  • Bushfires
  • Structure and Motor Vehicle Fires
  • Road Crash Rescue
  • Hazardous Material Spills

In addition, the CFS supports and assists the SA Metropolitan Fire Service, State Emergency Service, SA Police, SA Ambulance, and other agencies, and performs an important role, with local government, in fuel removal and bushfire prevention, and in community bushfire and fire safety education.

CFS volunteers who have died while volunteering

Following is a list of those volunteers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the course of protecting our community. They retain our deepest respect and appreciation, and our thoughts remain with their families

Andrew Harrison

Lieutenant

Mount Templeton Brigade

Nantawarra Fire

31 October 2014

 

Andrew Lemke

Brigade Firefighter

Lucindale Brigade

Ash Wednesday Fire

16 February 1983

 

Barry McLoughlin

Senior Firefighter

Athelstone Brigade

Vehicle accident en route to fire

Caveton Fire

15 February 1979

 

Brian Fox

Captain

Lobethal Brigade

Heart attack at incident

22 January 1986

 

Brian Johnston

Deputy Group Officer

Millicent Brigade/ Wattle Range Group

Rendelsham Fire

Vehicle accident at incident

9 December 2014

 

Brian Nosworthy

Callendale Brigade

Ash Wednesday Fire

16 February 1983

 

Dean Dennis

Brigade Firefighter

Yeelanna Brigade

Property fire

Possible heart failure at incident

18 March 1985

 

Howard Kruse

Brigade Firefighter

Waterloo Brigade

Heart failure

1 May 1990

 

Leslie Peek

Brigade Firefighter

Deputy Group Officer

Strathalbyn Brigade

Heart attack at incident

10 March 1994

 

Neil Richardson

Brigade Firefighter

Ungarra Brigade

Wangary Fires

11 January 2005

 

Peter Aird

Brigade Firefighter

Moorook Brigade

Heart attack at incident

21 August 1993

 

Peter Matthies

Brigade Firefighter

Summertown Brigade

Caught in fire Ash Wednesday Fire

16 February 1983

 

Peter Stacy

Brigade Firefighter

Burnside Brigade

Vehicle accident at incident

23 March 1999

 

Robert Jones

Brigade Firefighter

Yahl CFS Brigade

Heart attack at incident

1 February 1991

 

Trent Murnane

Brigade Firefighter

Cummins Brigade

Wangary Fires

11 January 2005


SACFS Memorial – Naracoorte