Leah Bertholini

Bushfire Safety Officer (Residential)

SA Country Fire Service

Leah joined the South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) in August 2012 as an Information Support Officer to the Building Fire Safety Unit (BFSU); followed by the role of Bushfire Safety Officer (Residential), performing development assessments for dwellings, tourist accommodation and other habitable buildings located in areas mapped as Bushfire Prone across the state of South Australia.

Leah represents SA CFS on the Bushfire Planning subgroup of the Built Environment and Planning Technical Group (BEPTG) facilitated by The Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) providing comment on bushfire building and planning matters. As well as providing comments on strategic planning directions for Bushfire Prone Areas in South Australia in the form of Development Plan Amendments and more recently the Planning and Design Code reform currently being untaken by the state of South Australia.

Her commitment to professional development saw Leah achieving Certificate III Public Safety (Firefighting Operations) with a view to complete further training in Incident Management and Bushfire Protection for developments in Bushfire Prone Areas. She is also currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Protection at the University of Western Sydney.