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THE CFSVA WILL NOT ACCEPT THIS DISCRIMINATION

SEE ATTACHED SANCTIONS ISSUED BY CFSVA BELOW

 

The Weatherill Government with the support of the Liberals turned its back on CFS volunteers opting to provide full presumptive legislation to MFS paid and retained fire fighters whilst setting barriers for CFS volunteers to ensure that only CFS volunteers who “fit” the Government’s budget qualify. The Liberals had supported CFS volunteers and indeed provided encouragement throughout the CFSVA campaign, yet at the last minute, and without notice backed the Government’s Amended Bill.  Under these amendments only CFS Volunteers who attend 35 "fires" per year for 5 years equalling 175 responses will qualify which will effectively exclude 13,000 CFS Volunteers.

 

 

WHAT A GREAT THANK YOU TO CFS VOLUNTEERS ENTERING A NEW FIRE SEASON! 

 

THE WEATHERILL GOVERNMENT DID NOT STAND UP FOR YOU! 

 

THE LIBERAL PARTY TURNED ITS BACK ON YOU!

 

YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO SOUTH AUSTRALIA IS FAR TOO VALUABLE

JUST AS VALUABLE AS YOUR VOTE AT THE MARCH STATE ELECTION 

 

 

Virtues of a CFS Volunteer

The eight-pointed star is the traditional insignia of the SA Country Fire Service (CFS), formerly known as the Emergency Fire Service (EFS).

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The star is not unique to the CFS as it is recognised by fire services all over the world.
It is otherwise referred to as the Cross of Saint John which originally emerged from the Maltese Cross.
Used by the Knights of Saint John during the Crusades in Jerusalem, the points on the Maltese Cross represented eight different virtues of Knighthood:

•    Tact
•    Loyalty
•    Dexterity
•    Observation
•    Sympathy
•    Explicitness
•    Gallantry
•    Perseverance

Over time, firefighters have adopted these same virtues bringing about a commonality between fire services all over the world.
In most cases the only difference between fire service insignias is the centrepiece, which is specific to the organisation.
The CFS Star is seen on the official uniform worn by volunteers and staff.
However, the CFS also has a corporate logo, which represents the State in Australia in which it serves and is displayed on all vehicles and infrastructure.

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