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SA Country Fire Service Station

Birdwood

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

Birdwood Station
Birdwood Station     -     Picture by CFS Promotions Unit
Birdwood 24
Birdwood 24     -     Picture by Emergency Services Adelaide
Birdwood 34P
Birdwood 34P     -     Picture by Emergency Services Adelaide

Comments On Station New 34P appliance delivered November 2005
Moved into new station September 2010
New 24 appliance delivered April 2015

Station Information
Region : Region 2
Group : Gumeracha Group
Established: 1952

Contact Information
Physical Location 67 Shannon Street, Birdwood SA
(See this station on Google Maps)
CFS Map Book Map: MLR150C Ref: 138452
GPS Latitude: -34.818642 Longitude: 138.962591
(See an aerial view of this station using Google Earth (GDA94))
Phone Numbers In an EMERGENCY Triple Zero - 000
Station When Manned (08) 8568 5478
Fax (08) 8588 5714
Postal Address PO Box 190,
Birdwood SA 5234

How To Join
Training Occurs Tuesday 7.30pm
Advice to Recruits Please contact Captain, Jason Donnon, or attend station on training night
Advice to Cadets Cadets run fortnightly, Tuesdays, 6pm-7.30pm

Vehicles & Appliances
Birdwood 24 4WD, 2000L General Purpose Appliance
Make and Model: Isuzu FSS550
Water Capacity: 2500 Litres
Foam Quantity: 40 Litres
Registration Number: S537AQK
Equipment: GPS
Birdwood 34P 4WD, 3000L Light Pumper
Make and Model: Isuzu FTS750 Crew
Water Capacity: 3000 Litres
Foam Quantity: 60 Litres
Registration Number: XQB447
Equipment: Breathing Apparatus: 2
RCR Heavy / Light
Lighting
Generator
Chainsaw: 1
GPS
Medical Oxygen

Emergency Response Information
Response Types : 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 - 2 sets
Chainsaw - 1 saw(s)
Defibrillator
Firefighting Foam - 60 Litres
Portable Generator - 1 unit(s)
GPS - 2 unit(s)
Portable flood lighting - 1 set(s)
Medical Oxygen equipment
RCR Heavy / Light - 1 set(s)
 
Response Area Includes : Grasslands - Grasslands
Hills & Mountains - Hills & Mountains
Orchard / Viticulture - Fruit Orchards & Vineyards
Rural Areas - General Rural environments
Bushland & Scrub - Bushland & Scrub
Towns & Urban Areas - Towns & Urban Areas
 
Communications : GRN Radio Channel: 098 & 078
VHF Radio Channel: 58, 62, 63

Incidents Attended Statistics for 2019-20 - 147 Responses
Alarm activation by outside tradesman/occupier activities - 765 1 0.68% 5 Hrs 0.11%
Alarm operates due to extreme weather conditions - 702 1 0.68% 20 Hrs 0.44%
Alarm system suspected malfunction - 739 3 2.04% N/A
Assist other agencies 4 2.72% 151 Hrs 3.32%
Assist police or other gov. agency 1 0.68% 91 Hrs 2.00%
Building fire 3 2.04% 29 Hrs 0.64%
Did not arrive (stop call) 19 12.93% 244 Hrs 5.36%
Flood 2 1.36% 6 Hrs 0.13%
Grass or stubble fire 41 27.89% 422 Hrs 9.27%
Investigation (smoke) 4 2.72% 180 Hrs 3.96%
Mobile property / vehicle 3 2.04% 221 Hrs 4.86%
Other (outside fire) 2 1.36% 40 Hrs 0.88%
Other assistance 1 0.68% 25 Hrs 0.55%
Scrub and grass fire 19 12.93% 1,271 Hrs 27.93%
Severe weather and natural disaster 1 0.68% 172 Hrs 3.78%
Tree down 13 8.84% 709 Hrs 15.58%
Tree fire 11 7.48% 206 Hrs 4.53%
Vehicle accident / no injury 7 4.76% 74 Hrs 1.63%
Vehicle accident rescue 2 1.36% 370 Hrs 8.13%
Vehicle accident with injuries 8 5.44% 302 Hrs 6.64%
Water / ice related rescue 1 0.68% 12 Hrs 0.26%
Total Incidents for 2019-20 147 4,550 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2018-19 67 2439 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2017-18 80 1083 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2016-17 144 819 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2015-16 60 653 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2014-15 81 1880 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2013-14 108 1072 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2012-13 87 1047 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2011-12 79 1216 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2010-11 84 969 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2009-10 66 928 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2008-09 81 613 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2007-08 85 1021 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2006-07 106 979 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2005-06 54 740 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2004-05 55 647 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2003-04 64 715 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2002-03 62 619 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2001-02 45 387 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2000-01 52
Total Incidents for 1999-00 50
Total Incidents for 1998-99 40
Total Incidents for 1997-98 29

Post Codes
In Response Area
5234 5235
Towns, Suburbs & Localities In Response Area
Birdwood, SA
Cromer,

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