SAVEM Sponsors and Supporters

Government of South Australia and the Commonwealth of Australia

SAVEM has received grants from the Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP) – a joint State/Federally funded program which has been in place since 2011. SAVEM sincerely thanks the State and Federal Governments for their support via the NDRP, the Rural Community Capability Fund (RCCF) and the Office for Volunteers.

Hackett Foundation

The Hackett Foundation is a long-time supporter of SAVEM. Early in SAVEM’s evolution the Hackett Foundation donated funding for our first dedicated SAVEM computer and printer, our Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) as well as other essential items of Veterinary hardware necessary for an effective emergency response. The Foundation’s most recent donation to SAVEM enabled the purchase of our Covertex inflatable field hospital and accessories.

Provet SA

ProvetSA have supported SAVEM solidly since 2012. We confidently rely on ProvetSA to supply us with medications and disposable items which they deliver swiftly, including out of hours – and including into the fireground. ProvetSA have donated hospital supplies and instruments, and have helped coordinate donations from other veterinary practices and veterinary pharmaceutical companies.

Adelaide Hills Toyota

In 2016 SAVEM secured another NDRP grant to purchase an all-terrain 4WD vehicle. Three different dealers were approached, and Adelaide Hills Toyota’s eagerness to help us led to their generous offer on a new 2015 model Hilux.

Adrian Brien Jeep

The sales staff at Adrian Brien Jeep were immediately enthusiastic about helping SAVEM select and purchase our first dedicated vehicle in 2013, using a grant from the Natural Disaster Resilience Program. Adrian Brien Jeep readily gave us a substantial discount on the price of the new vehicle.

SGIC and Simon Malcolm Productions

The SAVEM Volunteer Fireground Safety DVD was made possible with a grant from the State Government Insurance Commission. A special production rate was offered by Simon Malcolm Productions.


With a grant from Westpac, SAVEM was able to refurbish our elderly horse float to as-new condition. Initially the float was used as our Logistics trailer, particularly for transport of our field hospital packs. Once the field hospital has its own trailer, the float will be used for general transport duties.


Soon after the Sampson Flat fire in 2015, the National Australia Bank made a significant donation to help SAVEM restock our medical and hospital supplies and equipment.

City of Onkaparinga

The City of Onkaparinga has supported SAVEM with grants for volunteer Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and for conference attendance.