New Trucks and
Upgraded Equipment
for our Emergency
Services

New Trucks and
Upgraded Equipment
for our Emergency
Services

We’re investing in our emergency services – resourcing and protecting them so they can protect us.

What we said we'd do

Invest $5 million to upgrade CFS stations and provide shark spotting drones to surf lifesavers.

What we've done

The Marshall Liberal Government has invested more than $100 million in additional funding for our emergency services – including $10 million to upgrade CFS and SES stations.

We commissioned an independent review of the devastating 2019-20 summer bushfires and our response included $37 million for prescribed burns to help prevent future bushfires, $7.2 million for new CFS trucks and $4.7 million for more volunteer support staff.

We upgraded our firefighting equipment including installing Automatic Vehicle Location technology for more than 1,400 vehicles, fitting trucks with burnover protection equipment, providing eight additional aircraft to assist with aerial firefighting, and rolling out new personal protective equipment for firefighters.

We’ve also delivered a new MFS station in Mount Barker, invested $9 million for a new MFS station at Noarlunga and we're delivering more MFS trucks.

On our coasts, our surf lifesavers provide a vital emergency service and we have equipped all 22 surf lifesaving clubs in the state with drones to enhance shark surveillance capability.

We also delivered upgrades and new state of the art facilities to Surf Life Saving Clubs at Semaphore, Chiton Rocks, Aldinga, Goolwa and Port Elliot, with plans underway for Normanville and West Beach.

What it means for you

  • More firefighting trucks and aircraft means we can get fires under control quicker
  • Our firefighters have better equipment – protecting them so they can protect us
  • You are safer in the ocean thanks to better shark surveillance

Policy snapshot

  • We’ve invested more than $100 million in additional funding for our emergency services.
  • We’ve upgraded CFS and SES stations, bought new trucks, upgraded trucks and purchased new protective equipment for our firefighters.
  • We are keeping you safer in the ocean with the provision of shark spotting drones to all surf lifesaving clubs.
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We’re investing in our emergency services – resourcing and protecting them so they can protect us.

We’re investing in our emergency services – resourcing and protecting them so they can protect us.