South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service

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SA Metropolitan Fire Service
Established 1981
Region served
Metropolitan Adelaide. Larger Towns in South Australia
Services Combatant Authority for Fire, Rescue and Hazmat
Website MFS Website

The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (SAMFS) is South Australia's government-funded fire service.

The South Australian Fire Brigade was formed in 1882, following passing of the Fire Brigades Act. In 1981 the service was renamed to SAMFS when it became government funded.

The MFS has 36 fire stations and over 1,000 personnel in Adelaide and across South Australia in major rural centres.[1] It also has one marine vessel. The MFS are on constant standby 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The MFS Headquarters are situated in Wakefield Street, Adelaide.


  1. ^ "Agencies". South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 26 December 2014.