State emergency services minister Corey Wingard has been given a tour of the Cleve State Emergency Services and Country Fire Service sheds as he visited the town this week for a presentation to long-term CFS volunteers.
After conversations with volunteers at the presentation dinner on Monday night, he said he was interested to hear the ways the CFS and SES combine their efforts in the Eastern Eyre Peninsula region.
"Some of the reports that came back from SES and CFS are the great ways they work together to service the community," Mr Wingard said.
He said the way regional community groups collaborated with one another was something that could be showcased to cities.
"They're there to support each other and that's just such a wonderful aspect of regional life," he said.
Mr Wingard spoke to SES unit manager Chris Tarran about the way Cleve utilised flexible volunteering to keep those too busy to fully commit available in case of emergency.