The SACFS Volunteer

Our local heroes

There are approximately 14,000 volunteers, located throughout all South Australian regional and semi metropolitan communities. This volunteer base provides a range of fire and emergency services to more than 434 communities across this State.

CFS brigades attend more than 7,000 incidents each year including:

  • Bushfires
  • Structure and Motor Vehicle Fires
  • Road Crash Rescue
  • Hazardous Material Spills

In addition, the CFS supports and assists the SA Metropolitan Fire Service, State Emergency Service, SA Police, SA Ambulance, and other agencies, and performs an important role, with local government, in fuel removal and bushfire prevention, and in community bushfire and fire safety education.

CFS volunteers who have died while volunteering

SACFS Memorial – Naracoorte

SACFS Memorial, Naracoorte

Following is a list of those volunteers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the course of protecting our community. They retain our deepest respect and appreciation, and our thoughts remain with their families.

  • Peter Stacy
    Brigade Firefighter
    Burnside Brigade
    Vehicle accident at incident
    23 March 1990
  • Neil Richardson
    Brigade Firefighter
    Ungarra Brigade
    Wangary Fires
    11 January 2005
  • Leslie Peek
    Brigade Firefighter
    Deputy Group Officer
    Strathalbyn Brigade
    Heart attack at incident
    10 March 1994
  • Brian Nosworthy
    Callendale Brigade
    Ash Wednesday Fire
    16 February 1983
  • Trent Murnane
    Brigade Firefighter
    Cummins Brigade
    Wangary Fires
    11 January 2005
  • Barry McLoughlin
    Senior Firefighter
    Athelstone Brigade
    Vehicle accident en route to fire
    Caveton Fire
    15 February 1979
  • Peter Matthies
    Brigade Firefighter
    Summertown Brigade
    Caught in fire Ash Wednesday Fire
    16 February 1983
  • Andrew Lemke
    Brigade Firefighter
    Lucindale Brigade
    Ash Wednesday Fire
    16 February 1983
  • Howard Kruse
    Brigade Firefighter
    Waterloo Brigade
    Heart failure
    1 May 1990
  • Brian Johnston
    Deputy Group Officer
    Millicent Brigade/ Wattle Range Group
    Rendelsham Fire
    Vehicle accident at incident
    9 December 2014
  • Andrew Harrison
    Lieutenant
    Mount Templeton Brigade
    Nantawarra Fire
    31 October 2014
  • Brian Fox
    Captain
    Lobethal Brigade
    Heart attack at incident
    22 January 1986
  • Dean Dennis
    Brigade Firefighter
    Yeelanna Brigade
    Property fire
    Possible heart failure at incident
    18 March 1985
  • Peter Aird
    Brigade Firefighter
    Moorook Brigade
    Heart attack at incident
    21 August 1993