The first version of the state government's bushfire management plan has been released, and while many are happy with the content, the pressure is on for visible progress to be made on the actions it contains.
A recently-released independent review into the 2019-20 KI bushfires has not shied away from calling out issues with culture, accountability, communication and trust among Country Fire Service members and volunteers.
BlazeAid volunteers are making big inroads in helping bushfire-hit farmers at Lucindale and Avenue Range get back on their feet with their contribution already worth an estimated $152,000.
A DOZEN projects to boost economic recovery in bushfire-affected communities have received a major boost, sharing in almost $29 million in state and federal funding.
A month after the Mount Gambier Hay Run rolled into Lucindale with a huge convoy to help those affected by the Blackford bushfire, as promised many of the drivers were back again with more hay.
The trial of Automatic Vehicle Location technology on firefighting vehicles has been been deemed as successful, boosting response capability during bushfires.
The outpouring of generosity for those affected by last month's Blackford bushfire has continued, with more than $90,000 worth of goods and services donated for a mega auction to be held on Saturday night.
The fires were still burning on Kangaroo Island when BlazeAid volunteer Steve Hewitt first arrived on January 4 last year.
SA Country Fire Service's Andy Wood, American River, and Lee Watson, Happy Valley, are among those recognised on the Australia Day Honours List, having both received an Australian Fire Service Medal for outstanding contributions across a combined total of nearly 65 years of service.
Avenue Range Angus breeders Ben and Samantha Glatz were the hardest hit in the recent Blackford bushfire losing about 250 cattle and with it 25 years of breeding.