The Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005 provides for the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (SAMFS) as a body corporate and also establishes the South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM). The SAMFS and SAFECOM are responsible to the Minister for Emergency Services.
The SAMFS is the primary provider of structural firefighting services to the State of South Australia.
SAFECOM provides various corporate services in support of the SAMFS’s primary functions. The operations of the SAMFS are financed by the Community Emergency Services Fund (the Fund), established by the Emergency Services Funding Act 1998.
For more information about the SAMFS’s objectives refer note 1 of the financial report.