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MFS Seek Retained Firefighters

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The SA Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) is urging fit, community-minded locals in regional areas to join their local fire stations as firefighters.

The MFS is seeking retained firefighters in 14 locations across the state including Port Lincoln and Whyalla.

Firefighting crews play a vital role in responding to emergencies within their community, ranging from house and business fires to Hazmat and road crash rescues.

MFS Acting Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO) Regional Operations Dave Colliar said serving the community should be in the heart of every recruit.

Colliar said “Challenges presented to today’s retained firefighters are demanding but the role is also very rewarding,”

“We hope to find women and men who will not only serve the local community but will also bring credit to themselves and the fire service.

“Having new recruits on board will help boost the current firefighting effort, giving existing crews more flexibility with leave while keeping the community safe.”

The MFS is looking for male and female recruits who have the physical strength, live close to the station (within 10 minutes) and enjoy a challenge.

Extensive training will be provided, and recruits will gain experience by working alongside seasoned firefighters.

The MFS is committed to a diverse workforce and encourages people to challenge their potential, particularly women and culturally diverse people.

For more information on retained firefighters:


Interested applicants:

Please email your resume to the MFS Regional Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone enquiries for Far North and Eyre, Yorke and Mid North, Limestone Coast MFS, please

contact 8725 1330.