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SA Country Fire Service Station

Balaklava

Information on this station was last updated on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Balaklava Station
Balaklava Station     -     Picture by CFS Promotions Unit
Balaklava Station - meeting rooms
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Balaklava 24P
Balaklava 24P     -     Picture by Shaun Silkstone
Balaklava 44
Balaklava 44     -     Picture by Balaklava CFS

Comments On Station Also Group Base for Wakefield Plains Group
Moved into new station May 2011
New 44 delivered September 2019

Station Information
Region : Region 2
Group : Wakefield Plains Group
Established: 1944

Contact Information
Physical Location 10a Edith Terrace, Balaklava SA
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CFS Map Book Map: YPMN 234 Ref: 615185
GPS Latitude: -34.145959 Longitude: 138.412511
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Phone Numbers In an EMERGENCY Triple Zero - 000
Station When Manned (08) 8862 1471
Fax (08) 8862 1282
Postal Address PO Box 71,
Balaklava SA 5461
E-mail Balaklava CFS - balcfs@iprimus.com.au

How To Join
Training Occurs Mondays 7:00pm
Advice to Recruits Please contact Captain, Ryan Post
Advice to Cadets Please contact Captain, Ryan Post

Vehicles & Appliances
Balaklava 24P 4WD, 2000L Light Pumper
Make and Model: Isuzu FTS750 Crew
Water Capacity: 2000 Litres
Foam Quantity: 60 Litres
Registration Number: XQB096
Equipment: Breathing Apparatus: 2
Lighting
Generator
Balaklava 44 4WD, 4000L General Purpose Appliance
Make and Model: Isuzu FTS 139-240
Water Capacity: 4000 Litres
Foam Quantity: 40 Litres
Registration Number: S667AQX
Equipment: Chainsaw: 1
Balaklava Trailer Support Trailer
Make and Model: Arrow
Registration Number: TQP134
Equipment: Lighting
Generator
Floating Collar Dam: 1
Quick Fill Pump
Balaklava Trailer Support Trailer
Make and Model: Home made
Registration Number: TQP133
Equipment:

Emergency Response Information
Response Types : Natural Disasters - Storm Damage / Flooding
Fires - Other - Car, Rubbish and Other fires
Fires - Rural - Grass Fires, Bush Fires
Fires - Structure - House / Factory / Shed Fires
 
Specialist Equipment : Breathing Apparatus - 4 sets
Chainsaw - 1 saw(s)
Defibrillator - 1 unit(s)
Firefighting Foam - 140 Litres
Portable Generator - 1 unit(s)
GPS
Portable flood lighting - 1 set(s)
 
Response Area Includes : Airport / Airstrip - Aircraft landing area
Agricultural Crops - Agricultural Crops
Grasslands - Grasslands
Hospital / Nursing Home - Hospitals and Aged Care facilities
Industrial Parks - Industrial and Commercial areas
Rural Areas - General Rural environments
Bushland & Scrub - Bushland & Scrub
Silos - Grain Silos
Towns & Urban Areas - Towns & Urban Areas
 
Communications : GRN Radio Channel: 104 & 084
VHF Radio Channel: 29, 31, 34
UHF CB Radio Channel: 9

Incidents Attended Statistics for 2019-20 - 78 Responses
Alarm activation by outside tradesman/occupier activities - 765 1 1.28% 3 Hrs 0.08%
Alarm operates due to extreme weather conditions - 702 1 1.28% 8 Hrs 0.22%
Alarm sounded no evidence of fire 1 1.28% 3 Hrs 0.08%
Alarm system suspected malfunction - 739 6 7.69% 8 Hrs 0.22%
Assist other agencies 7 8.97% 84 Hrs 2.35%
Assist police or other gov. agency 1 1.28% N/A
Building fire 1 1.28% 4 Hrs 0.11%
Building fire - structure & content 1 1.28% 101 Hrs 2.82%
Cooking fumes (toast or foodstuffs) - 756 1 1.28% 119 Hrs 3.32%
Detector suspected malfunction - 747 1 1.28% N/A
Did not arrive (stop call) 2 2.56% 3 Hrs 0.08%
Dumpster or other outside trash 1 1.28% 2 Hrs 0.06%
Fip - reset prior to arrival by management - 730 2 2.56% 5 Hrs 0.14%
Grass or stubble fire 12 15.38% 1,489 Hrs 41.57%
Haystack 1 1.28% 14 Hrs 0.39%
Hazardous material 1 1.28% 9 Hrs 0.25%
Investigation (smoke) 2 2.56% 6 Hrs 0.17%
Malicious false alarm - or mischevious damage to mcp or det/spkl - 711 1 1.28% 3 Hrs 0.08%
Mobile property / vehicle 3 3.85% 137 Hrs 3.82%
Mobile property fire - off road vehicles 1 1.28% 10 Hrs 0.28%
Mobile property fire - passenger vehicle 1 1.28% N/A
Other (outside fire) 2 2.56% 132 Hrs 3.69%
Power line down 1 1.28% 2 Hrs 0.06%
Rubbish fire 2 2.56% 35 Hrs 0.98%
Rubbish, refuse or waste - abandoned outside 2 2.56% 84 Hrs 2.35%
Scrub and grass fire 14 17.95% 1,117 Hrs 31.18%
Severe weather and natural disaster 1 1.28% 3 Hrs 0.08%
Tree down 1 1.28% 2 Hrs 0.06%
Vehicle accident / no injury 2 2.56% 5 Hrs 0.14%
Vehicle accident rescue 1 1.28% 8 Hrs 0.22%
Vehicle accident with injuries 4 5.13% 186 Hrs 5.19%
Total Incidents for 2019-20 78 3,582 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2018-19 83 5409 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2017-18 73 856 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2016-17 64 586 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2015-16 57 986 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2014-15 80 2706 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2013-14 81 2125 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2012-13 70 1893 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2011-12 64 1053 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2010-11 83 1889 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2009-10 80 2731 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2008-09 61 1145 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2007-08 59 1326 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2006-07 69 2119 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2005-06 62 1652 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2004-05 63 1605 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2003-04 76 1145 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2002-03 56 995 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2001-02 69 2795 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2000-01 78
Total Incidents for 1999-00 47
Total Incidents for 1998-99 50
Total Incidents for 1997-98 56

Post Codes
In Response Area
5461 5550
Towns, Suburbs & Localities In Response Area
Balaklava, SA
Bowillia, SA
Bowmans, SA
Dalkey,
Erith,
Goyder, SA
Halbury, SA
Saints, SA
Watchman, SA
Whitwarta, SA

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