CFS

Saved by the rain

The Adelaide Hills dodged a bullet this week – clear and simple.The fire in the Scott Creek Conservation Park which started on Sunday afternoon in…

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Fire risk

Increasing the number of prescribed burns may be one arrow in the quiver of bushfire prevention but it will never be the panacea some people…


What we’ve seen

The past week has delivered a devastating blow to our Hills community. For many people, this fire is one of the worst in living memory….


Volunteer value

The CFS has come a long way since largely untrained and unprepared men were sent into the teeth of raging bushfires armed with little more…


It’s all up to you

Picture this. You’re a parent in your mid-30s relaxing at home with your three young children on a scorching summer day. Your partner is away…


Bushfire threat

Bushfires are a very real threat in the Hills, yet many residents would have little idea about what it’s like to face one. As the…


Fire assistance

The extension of a grant scheme subsidising landholders who invest in fire- fighting equipment is the latest indication residents are now firmly at the forefront…


Fire protection

From raging bushfires to flash floods and car crashes, in times of disaster the people of Mt Barker have for decades been protected by their…


Browned off

Complaints about excessive bureaucracy within local government are common. There are regulations for this and policies for that and even policies about drawing up policies….


Long running issue

It speaks volumes about the effectiveness of an organisation’s communication procedures when politicians have to step in and organise a public meeting in order to…