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SA Country Fire Service Station

Athelstone

Information on this station was last updated on Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Athelstone Station
Athelstone Station     -     Picture by CFS Promotions Unit
Athelstone 34P
Athelstone 34P     -     Picture by CFS Promotions Unit
Athelstone Air Suppoprt
Athelstone Air Suppoprt     -     Picture by Emergency Services Adelaide
Athelstone QRV
Athelstone QRV     -     Picture by Emergency Services Adelaide
Athelstone Pumper
Athelstone Pumper     -     Picture by Athelstone CFS
State Aviation BW6
State Aviation BW6     -     Picture by Emergency Services Adelaide

Comments On Station New 34P appliance delivered November 2005
Helitak Support vehicle delivered January 2010
New Pumper delivered September 2018
New BW6 delivered Feb 2019

Station Information
Region : Region 1
Group : East Torrens Group
Established: 1961

Contact Information
Physical Location 35 Greenbank Road, Athelstone SA
(See this station on Google Maps)
CFS Map Book Map: MLR 148D Ref: 898388
UBD Map: 96 Ref: M2
GPS Lattitude: -34.870568 Longitude: 138.700418
(See an aerial view of this station using Google Earth (GDA94))
Phone Numbers In an EMERGENCY Triple Zero - 000
Station When Manned (08) 8337 0860
Fax (08) 8365 1116
Postal Address PO Box 2,
Athelstone SA 5076
Internet Site Http://www.athelstonecfs.org.au
E-mail Athelstone CFS - athelstonecfs@bigpond.com

How To Join
Training Occurs Wednesday 1900 Hrs (7:00pm)
Advice to Recruits Please attend / contact station on a training night
Advice to Cadets

Vehicles & Appliances
Athelstone 34P 4WD, 3000L Light Pumper
Make and Model: Isuzu FTS750 Crew
Water Capacity: 3000 Litres
Foam Quantity: 60 Litres
Registration Number: XQB651
Equipment: Breathing Apparatus: 4
Hazmat
Rescue Litter
Lighting
GPS
Medical Oxygen
Defibrillation Equipment
Athelstone Air Support Air Operations Support
Make and Model: Mitsubishi Canter FG637
Foam Quantity: 1000 Litres
Registration Number: S567AQA
Equipment:
Athelstone Pumper Medium Pumper
Make and Model: Isuzu FTR 150-260 Crew
Water Capacity: 2500 Litres
Foam Quantity: 40 Litres
Registration Number: S031AQW
Equipment: Breathing Apparatus: 4
RCR Heavy / Light
PPV Fan
Thermal Imaging Camera
Athelstone QRV 4WD, 500L Quick Response Vehicle
Make and Model: Landrover Defender 130
Water Capacity: 400 Litres
Registration Number: VQV144
Equipment: GPS
State Aviation BW6 Large Volume Water Tanker
Make and Model: Isuzu FVR900 Long
Comments: Chassis from Summertown BW8, rear from Athelstone Tanker
Water Capacity: 6500 Litres
Registration Number: WIV166
Equipment: Floating Collar Dam: 1

Emergency Response Information
Response Types : Fire Bomber Support - Aircraft Refilling
EMA - Enhanced Mutual Aid
Hazmat - Chemical Spill Decontamination
Natural Disasters - Storm Damage / Flooding
Fires - Other - Car, Rubbish and Other fires
Road Crash Rescue - Road Crash Rescue
Fires - Rural - Grass Fires, Bush Fires
Fires - Structure - House / Factory / Shed Fires
 
Specialist Equipment : Breathing Apparatus - 8 sets
Chainsaw - 1 saw(s)
Defibrillator
Firefighting Foam - 1160 Litres
GPS - 5 unit(s)
Hazmat Equipment - 1 set
Portable flood lighting - 1 set(s)
Medical Oxygen equipment - 1 set(s)
Floating Collar Dam - 1 dam(s)
RCR Heavy / Light - 1 set(s)
Rescue Litter - 1 litter(s)
 
Response Area Includes : Hills & Mountains - Hills & Mountains
Metropolitan - Major City and Suburban areas
National Parks - National Park areas
Rural Areas - General Rural environments
Bushland & Scrub - Bushland & Scrub
Towns & Urban Areas - Towns & Urban Areas
 
Communications : GRN Radio Channel: 126 & 127
VHF Radio Channel: 92, 97,104

Incidents Attended Statistics for 2019-20 - 131 Responses
Alarm activation due to steam, shower, bath, sauna, urn/kettle - 768 1 0.76% 128 Hrs 2.20%
Alarm operates due to extreme weather conditions - 702 1 0.76% 1 Hrs 0.02%
Alarm system suspected malfunction - 739 1 0.76% 132 Hrs 2.27%
Assist other agencies 4 3.05% 213 Hrs 3.67%
Building fire 10 7.63% 73 Hrs 1.26%
Building fire - content only 2 1.53% 153 Hrs 2.63%
Combustible / flammable leak 1 0.76% 4 Hrs 0.07%
Cooking fumes (toast or foodstuffs) - 756 1 0.76% 3 Hrs 0.05%
Cover assignment 6 4.58% 356 Hrs 6.13%
Did not arrive (stop call) 11 8.40% 55 Hrs 0.95%
Extrication/rescue(not vehicle) 3 2.29% 232 Hrs 3.99%
Fip - reset prior to arrival by management - 730 1 0.76% 40 Hrs 0.69%
Flood 4 3.05% 28 Hrs 0.48%
Food stuffs burnt, confined to cooking equipment 2 1.53% 6 Hrs 0.10%
Grain / crop fire 1 0.76% 3 Hrs 0.05%
Grass or stubble fire 13 9.92% 457 Hrs 7.87%
Hazardous material 4 3.05% 38 Hrs 0.65%
Heat from short circuit (wiring) 1 0.76% 4 Hrs 0.07%
Investigation (smoke) 6 4.58% 475 Hrs 8.18%
Mobile property / vehicle 1 0.76% 2 Hrs 0.03%
Other (outside fire) 3 2.29% 71 Hrs 1.22%
Other assistance 1 0.76% 42 Hrs 0.72%
Outside fire (not rubbish)/goodwill bins 1 0.76% 17 Hrs 0.29%
Prescribed burn 1 0.76% 83 Hrs 1.43%
Rubbish fire 1 0.76% 213 Hrs 3.67%
Rubbish, refuse or waste - abandoned outside 2 1.53% 3 Hrs 0.05%
Scrub and grass fire 23 17.56% 2,005 Hrs 34.51%
Search 1 0.76% 139 Hrs 2.39%
Severe weather and natural disaster 2 1.53% 75 Hrs 1.29%
Tree down 10 7.63% 587 Hrs 10.10%
Vehicle accident / no injury 7 5.34% 125 Hrs 2.15%
Vehicle accident with injuries 5 3.82% 47 Hrs 0.81%
Total Incidents for 2019-20 131 5,810 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2018-19 96 4022 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2017-18 112 2791 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2016-17 114 1903 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2015-16 117 2419 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2014-15 101 1712 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2013-14 140 4313 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2012-13 154 2944 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2011-12 162 3006 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2010-11 154 1001 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2009-10 158 1846 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2008-09 132 763 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2007-08 163 4758 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2006-07 172 2104 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2005-06 140 2332 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2004-05 144 2918 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2003-04 136 1595 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2002-03 119 2840 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2001-02 114 2177 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2000-01 99
Total Incidents for 1999-00 85
Total Incidents for 1998-99 101
Total Incidents for 1997-98 80

Post Codes
In Response Area
5072 5073 5076
Towns, Suburbs & Localities In Response Area
Athelstone, SA
Newton, SA
Rostrevor, SA
Woodforde, SA

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