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Fire and rescue

You could help make the community safer by joining any one of the state’s fire and emergency services organisations - SA Country Fire Service (CFS), SA Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) and SA State Emergency Service (SES).


There are many ways to make a difference in areas such as:

  • Firefighting
  • Radio operations
  • Catering
  • Administration support
  • Operational support
  • Community education

Volunteers can help with either firefighting or operational support.

Learn more about becoming a firefighter from the MFS website.

There is also a CFS Cadet Program for eligible 11-18 year olds.

Storms and floods

There are many roles available within SES, and some are very specific to their location, such as Mines Rescue in Coober Pedy. Some of the roles include:

  • Communications
  • Reconnaissance
  • Land Search and Rescue
  • Storm/Flood Mitigation
  • Marine Rescue
  • Air supply operations (Drop Masters)
  • Air Observers
  • Road Crash Rescue
  • Vertical Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Dog Operations Unit
  • Mounted Cadre (Horses)
  • Mountain Bike Reconnaissance
  • Structural collapse (USAR)

There are also a range of support roles that may be available in units, such as:

  • Administration Support
  • Finance
  • Recruitment Coordinators
  • Cadet Coordinators
  • Special Events Coordinators
  • Public and Media Liaison Coordinators.

Learn more about joining the SES.

To explore paid employment opportunities available in the SES, you can search the SA public sector jobs board by agency,salary or job category and register for job alerts so you can be notified as soon as roles meeting your criteria are listed.