The 2017 Regional Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) Station audit and proficiency assessments are now complete with four stations receiving awards recognising the efforts of their crews.
All 16 regional MFS stations complete regional proficiency and safety audits each year, with up to five of the most outstanding stations recognised.
Retained MFS firefighters from each station spend the year preparing and ultimately competing for the Chief Officer’s Shield, Regional Command Shield, Regional Assistant Chief Officer’s Shield, Most Improved Shield and the Family Friendly Regional Station Award.
The results of the 2017 MFS Regional Operations Audit and Proficiency Assessment are in:-
Mount Gambier MFS Station recieved first place and were awarded the Chief Officer’s Shield.
Second place went to Port Augusta MFS Station being awarded the Regional Command Shield
Third Place went to Berri MFS Station
MFS Assistant Chief Fire Officer Phil Kilsby said “Congratulations must be given to the four stations receiving awards, although the standards at all stations were very high.
“It is exciting to see Mount Gambier, Port Augusta, Berri and Renmark Stations featuring as award winners this year. The Retained crews have worked hard to achieve this standard and should feel proud of this result.”
“The value of Retained MFS firefighters in regional South Australia can never be underestimated; they not only protect lives and property but also their local economy and the environment,” said Assistant Chief Fire Officer Kilsby.
All Retained MFS firefighters meticulously prepare their stations and equipment ahead of the audit process and practise regularly for the challenging training drill and equipment checks.
Have you ever thought of becoming a Retained (part-time) MFS Firefighter? Visit the MFS website at: www.mfs.sa.gov.au and click on ‘join us’.