Chief Officer statement on South Australia incident

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Statement attributable to CFA Chief Officer Jason Heffernan:


“CFA is devastated by the tragic death of a South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) firefighter and injury to another CFS member on the Coles fireground.

“We extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of the firefighters.

“Five CFA strike teams are assisting firefighting efforts in South Australia. No CFA members were injured in the incident.

“Firefighting is an inherently dangerous activity and I am grateful and proud of the commitment and sacrifices that Australian firefighters make every day.

“CFA stands with our CFS colleagues on the fireground, and in grief.”


Submitted by CFA Media