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Country Fire Service Foundation

Contact

Name: Mark Howells

Position: Executive Officer

Email: office@cfsfoundation.org.au

Address

GPO Box 2468

Adelaide

Adelaide 5000

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Our Mission / Objective

Our Vision

A financially sustainable Foundation which honors, supports and cares for SACFS volunteers.

Our Mission

That SACFS volunteers will be quickly cared for in their time of need.

Our Objectives

The major objective of the CFS Foundation is to provide financial assistance to CFS volunteer firefighters and their families who have suffered through death, injury, loss or damage of property while in the line of service.

Other objectives of the Foundation include:

  • Enhance the firefighting capacity and expertise among CFS volunteer firefighters through fellowships, education and professional training.
  • Increase public awareness of contributions to communities by CFS volunteer firefighters.

 

Our Beneficiaries

The 14,095 SACFS volunteers (plus 1015 cadets) are supported by 113 full-time staff

These volunteers are located within every South Australian community annual attending more than 8,500 incidents. This includes

  • Bushfires
  • Structure and Motor Vehicle Fires
  • Road Crash Rescue
  • Hazardous Material Spills
  • Support the SA Metro Fire Service and State Emergency Services and
  • Work closely with local government to perform the important role of fuel removal, bushfire presentation and community bushfire and fire safety education.

In addition,

  • 13 CFS volunteers have been killed in action
  • CFS volunteers are on call 24/7, 365 days each year. 
  • Some 435,239 hours of service is provided by volunteers & staff/annum
  • CFS volunteers undertake a regular, weekly training program

An average of 12 hours/week per CFS volunteer is provided to the community undertaking this work for the benefit of their local community

Projects in Progress

At this time the Board is focussed on establishing the CFS Volunteer Support Fund of $5m.  This Fund is to be held in trust to ensure that when, there is a significant fire event, funds are immediately accessible to relieve and assist injured volunteers and their families to continue through their greatest times of need.   This may include:

  • emergency transport from the ‘line of fire’, day to day living expenses for family members and assistance so the volunteer can return to active service
  • to assist in life needs by providing specialised equipment to support, communications, home and transport modification and vocational retraining
  • at the passing of a CFS volunteer in the line of duty, help with funeral costs, support & financial counselling to the partners & education assistance to their dependents.

CFS Foundation – ElectraNet Fellowship commenced in 2011.  These have been established for CFS volunteers to undertake specialised training courses, educational programs or to attend national & international conferences for continual emergency training.

In 2012, some 40 defibrilators will be distributed to individual brigades throughout South Australia to support the help of CFS volunteers and for their use in emergency service callouts

Our People

Names of Board Members

Chairman of the Board               Mr. Vince Monterola AM

Deputy Chairman                         Mr. Robin Holmes  AFSM

Members of the Board

Mr Bryce, Coombe

Mr Robert Stylling AFSM, AM

Mr Greg Nettleton, Chief Officer, SACFS and Public Officer

Registration Information

ABN

91 442 189 358

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

DO YOU HAVE THE WILL TO GIVE?

A bequest can make a significant difference to the lives of CFS volunteers who have been injured in the line of service or to those families who lost a CFS volunteer through their service.  The CFS Volunteer Support Fund has been established for this purpose.

Leaving a bequest to the CFS Foundation means that you have the use of your funds or property during your lifetime with the opportunity of leaving part of all of your money or property to the CFS Foundation on your passing.

Speak with your legal advisor for advice or call the Executive Officer, Elizabeth Davis for further information.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

It is the objective of the The Board of the CFS Foundation to maintain minimal staff  for the Foundation.    At this time staff of 0.4 support this work..

With this in mind the CFS Foundation is seeking to establish ambassadors within  communities to assist in conducting fundraising events for the benefit of the CFS volunteers.

or

Please consider recommending to an event organiser  that the CFS Foundation be considered as a beneficiary.

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact the Executive Officer for further information

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Our Vision

A financially sustainable Foundation which honors, supports and cares for SACFS volunteers.

Our Mission

That SACFS volunteers will be quickly cared for in their time of need.

Our Objectives

The major objective of the CFS Foundation is to provide financial assistance to CFS volunteer firefighters and their families who have suffered through death, injury, loss or damage of property while in the line of service.

Other objectives of the Foundation include:

  • Enhance the firefighting capacity and expertise among CFS volunteer firefighters through fellowships, education and professional training.
  • Increase public awareness of contributions to communities by CFS volunteer firefighters.

 

Our Beneficiaries

The 14,095 SACFS volunteers (plus 1015 cadets) are supported by 113 full-time staff

These volunteers are located within every South Australian community annual attending more than 8,500 incidents. This includes

  • Bushfires
  • Structure and Motor Vehicle Fires
  • Road Crash Rescue
  • Hazardous Material Spills
  • Support the SA Metro Fire Service and State Emergency Services and
  • Work closely with local government to perform the important role of fuel removal, bushfire presentation and community bushfire and fire safety education.

In addition,

  • 13 CFS volunteers have been killed in action
  • CFS volunteers are on call 24/7, 365 days each year. 
  • Some 435,239 hours of service is provided by volunteers & staff/annum
  • CFS volunteers undertake a regular, weekly training program

An average of 12 hours/week per CFS volunteer is provided to the community undertaking this work for the benefit of their local community

Projects in Progress

At this time the Board is focussed on establishing the CFS Volunteer Support Fund of $5m.  This Fund is to be held in trust to ensure that when, there is a significant fire event, funds are immediately accessible to relieve and assist injured volunteers and their families to continue through their greatest times of need.   This may include:

  • emergency transport from the ‘line of fire’, day to day living expenses for family members and assistance so the volunteer can return to active service
  • to assist in life needs by providing specialised equipment to support, communications, home and transport modification and vocational retraining
  • at the passing of a CFS volunteer in the line of duty, help with funeral costs, support & financial counselling to the partners & education assistance to their dependents.

CFS Foundation – ElectraNet Fellowship commenced in 2011.  These have been established for CFS volunteers to undertake specialised training courses, educational programs or to attend national & international conferences for continual emergency training.

In 2012, some 40 defibrilators will be distributed to individual brigades throughout South Australia to support the help of CFS volunteers and for their use in emergency service callouts

Our People

Names of Board Members

Chairman of the Board               Mr. Vince Monterola AM

Deputy Chairman                         Mr. Robin Holmes  AFSM

Members of the Board

Mr Bryce, Coombe

Mr Robert Stylling AFSM, AM

Mr Greg Nettleton, Chief Officer, SACFS and Public Officer

Registration Information

ABN

91 442 189 358

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

DO YOU HAVE THE WILL TO GIVE?

A bequest can make a significant difference to the lives of CFS volunteers who have been injured in the line of service or to those families who lost a CFS volunteer through their service.  The CFS Volunteer Support Fund has been established for this purpose.

Leaving a bequest to the CFS Foundation means that you have the use of your funds or property during your lifetime with the opportunity of leaving part of all of your money or property to the CFS Foundation on your passing.

Speak with your legal advisor for advice or call the Executive Officer, Elizabeth Davis for further information.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

It is the objective of the The Board of the CFS Foundation to maintain minimal staff  for the Foundation.    At this time staff of 0.4 support this work..

With this in mind the CFS Foundation is seeking to establish ambassadors within  communities to assist in conducting fundraising events for the benefit of the CFS volunteers.

or

Please consider recommending to an event organiser  that the CFS Foundation be considered as a beneficiary.

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact the Executive Officer for further information

Our Annual Reports

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