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The SA CFS Heritage Committee was where the SAVFFM had its origins. The committee quickly became custodians of vintage fire fighting vehicles, equipment, documents and memorabilia; they recognised the need for a permanent location for these important items to be permanently displayed.

After a state-wide search, Naracoorte was chosen to be the home of the SAVFFM.

Designed in two stages, the first of two museum buildings opened on Sunday 16th February 2020. This building is the first permanent home for a growing collection of fire appliances, a photographic history gallery, and a collection of early accessories for fire-fighting.

The museum is currently open by appointment only.

Plans for stage 2 of the museum

The second stage of the museum will house a visitor centre, conference facilities and museum administration facilities. This visitor centre will enable enthusiasts of historical volunteer firefighting equipment and stories to gather, celebrate and honour the history of the SA Country Fire Service and volunteer firefighters across the state. The committee are currently seeking funding for the completion of the second stage of the museum precinct.