SAFECOM creates a safer South Australia by providing a unified strategic direction to the emergency services sector for service delivery, governance and accountability.
Every year, thousands of emergency services workers and volunteers attend incidents throughout the State – putting out fires, rescuing people, conducting searches, freeing people from trapped cars, helping contain chemical spills, dealing with storm damage and much more.
Operating under the guidance of the SAFECOM Board, it is SAFECOM’s role to ensure that volunteers and employees within the fire and emergency services sector (CFS, MFS and SES) are provided with the resources and support they need to carry out this vital work.
SAFECOM also provides strategic leadership in whole-of-government emergency management at a state and national level. SAFECOM represents South Australia in national emergency management, resilience and risk reduction policy development, strategic projects, reviews and other emergency management-related initiatives.