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