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Our Mission

To protect life, property and the environment from fire and other emergencies whilst protecting and supporting our personnel and continuously improving.

At the SA Country Fire Service (CFS), it’s a real team effort and we need lots of team players with different skills.  You don’t have to be out there holding the hose fighting fires – we also need people to do things like operating the radio, logistics, administration, catering and lots more.

You never know what challenges you’ll be facing next week, but one thing’s for sure – it will never be boring.

“A healthy community needs active participants”

Many current volunteers say they joined the CFS to protect and help their local communities.  And the pay?  Well, there isn’t any.  But the rewards are many – learning new skills, keeping fit, gaining valuable qualifications, earning respect within the community, having fun, being active as part of a team.  We really do make a difference.

The face of Blackwood Country Fire Service volunteer has changed over the years. From early beginnings as the Blackwood EFS, support from our local community has always been strong. Our members are made up of students, trades people, accountants, local business owners, Government employees and other emergency services staff (Metropolitan Fire Service and SA Police personnel).

If you are interested in joining the Blackwood CFS, there are a number of pre-requisites that must be met before an application can be processed:

  • You live within 3 km of the station;

  •  There is a vacant position within the Brigade – Blackwood CFS manages a ceiling of 43 members at any one time;

  • You are physically fit and healthy;

  • You are able to respond to the station to attend incidents; and

  • You are over 18 years of age.

Also, if you are willing to donate time to the Blackwood CFS, but would like to remain non operational, you may be able to join as a non operational member.

If you think you would like to join Blackwood CFS please download and complete the Expression of Interest form below and email to if you require further information please contact the Brigade Captain Jamie Emswiler on 0412 352 354. 

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You can also find more information at CFS Volunteers and Careers


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