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SACFS

SA Country Fire Service Station

Blackwood

Information on this station was last updated on Friday, May 24, 2019

Blackwood Station
Blackwood Station     -     Picture by CFS Promotions Unit
Blackwood 24 CAFS
Blackwood 24 CAFS     -     Picture by Emergency Services Adelaide
Blackwood 34P
Blackwood 34P     -     Picture by CFS Promotions Unit
Blackwood Rescue
Blackwood Rescue     -     Picture by Josh Jeffree

Comments On Station New vehicle bay completed July 2011
New 34P delivered December 2011
New Rescue appliance delivered March 2016

Station Information
Region : Region 1
Group : Sturt Group
Established: 1950

Contact Information
Physical Location 16a Gorse Avenue, Hawthorndene SA
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CFS Map Book Map: MLR 148B Ref: 836218
UBD Map: 155 Ref: C6
GPS Lattitude: -35.023268 Longitude: 138.628665
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Phone Numbers In an EMERGENCY Triple Zero - 000
Station When Manned (08) 8278 1704
Fax (08) 8278 4754
Postal Address C/- PO Box 73,
Blackwood SA 5051
Internet Site http://www.blackwoodcfs.com.au/
E-mail Blackwood CFS - blackwoodcfs@internode.on.net

How To Join
Training Occurs Friday 1930 Hrs (7:30pm)
Advice to Recruits Please contact Captain, Jamie Emswiler or attend station on training night
Advice to Cadets Training on a Group basis, Wednesday 1900-2100 Hrs (7.00pm-9.00 pm) at various stations within the group. Please contact your local brigade for further information

Vehicles & Appliances
Blackwood 24 4WD, 2000L General Purpose Appliance
Make and Model: Isuzu FSS550 Crew
Water Capacity: 2000 Litres
Foam Quantity: 100 Litres
Registration Number: XQN106
Equipment: Breathing Apparatus: 4
Lighting
Generator
Chainsaw: 1
GPS
CAFS
Medical Oxygen
Blackwood 34P 4WD, 3000L Light Pumper
Make and Model: Isuzu FTS800 Crew
Water Capacity: 3000 Litres
Foam Quantity: 60 Litres
Registration Number: S792AQE
Equipment: Breathing Apparatus: 4
Lighting
Blackwood Rescue Rescue Appliance
Make and Model: Isuzu NPR300
Registration Number: S102AQS
Equipment: RCR Heavy / Light
Lighting
Generator

Emergency Response Information
Response Types : Specialist Investigation - Fire Cause Investigation
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 - 6 sets
Chainsaw - 2 saw(s)
Defibrillator
Firefighting Foam - 60 Litres
Portable Generator - 2 unit(s)
GPS - 2 unit(s)
Portable flood lighting - 2 set(s)
Medical Oxygen equipment - 2 set(s)
RCR Heavy / Light - 1 set(s)
Rescue Litter - 1 litter(s)
 
Response Area Includes : Plantation Forest - Commercial Plantations
Grasslands - Grasslands
Hills & Mountains - Hills & Mountains
Metropolitan - Major City and Suburban areas
Orchard / Viticulture - Fruit Orchards & Vineyards
National Parks - National Park areas
Rural Areas - General Rural environments
Bushland & Scrub - Bushland & Scrub
 
Communications : GRN Radio Channel: 146 & 147
VHF Radio Channel: 39, 40, 41

Incidents Attended Statistics for 2018-19 - 230 Responses
Accidental operation of alarm, human activity simulated cond. 3 1.30% 4 Hrs 0.07%
Alarm activation by outside tradesman/occupier activities 6 2.61% 44 Hrs 0.81%
Alarm activation due to steam, shower, bath, sauna, urn/kettle 1 0.43% 2 Hrs 0.04%
Alarm operates due to extreme weather conditions 1 0.43% 2 Hrs 0.04%
Alarm sounded no evidence of fire 5 2.17% 14 Hrs 0.26%
Alarm system suspected malfunction 8 3.48% 20 Hrs 0.37%
Alarm unintentional - workmen,testing 1 0.43% 1 Hrs 0.02%
Animal rescue 1 0.43% 2 Hrs 0.04%
Arcing, shorted electrical equipment 1 0.43% 3 Hrs 0.06%
Assist other agencies 6 2.61% 32 Hrs 0.59%
Assist police or other gov. agency 4 1.74% 10 Hrs 0.18%
Breakdown of light ballast 1 0.43% 8 Hrs 0.15%
Building fire 3 1.30% 10 Hrs 0.18%
Building fire - content only 2 0.87% 22 Hrs 0.40%
Building fire - structure & content 4 1.74% 70 Hrs 1.29%
Building weakend or collapsed 1 0.43% 7 Hrs 0.13%
Chimney or flue fire 1 0.43% 3 Hrs 0.06%
Combustible / flammable leak 1 0.43% 3 Hrs 0.06%
Cooking fumes (toast or foodstuffs) 1 0.43% 5 Hrs 0.09%
Did not arrive (stop call) 2 0.87% 18 Hrs 0.33%
Dumpster or other outside trash 1 0.43% 15 Hrs 0.28%
Extrication/rescue(not vehicle) 1 0.43% 2 Hrs 0.04%
Fip - normal on arrival, line fault/open line 1 0.43% 2 Hrs 0.04%
Flood 1 0.43% 7 Hrs 0.13%
Food stuffs burnt, confined to cooking equipment 5 2.17% 8 Hrs 0.15%
Good intent call 2 0.87% 3 Hrs 0.06%
Grass or stubble fire 4 1.74% 29 Hrs 0.53%
Investigation (smoke) 1 0.43% 3 Hrs 0.06%
Malicious false alarm - or mischevious damage to mcp or det/spkl 1 0.43% 4 Hrs 0.07%
Medical assist 3 1.30% 12 Hrs 0.22%
Mobile property / vehicle 2 0.87% 5 Hrs 0.09%
Mobile property fire - passenger vehicle 3 1.30% 27 Hrs 0.50%
Odour or gas leak 3 1.30% 12 Hrs 0.22%
Oil or other combustible liquid spill 1 0.43% 2 Hrs 0.04%
Other (outside fire) 2 0.87% 8 Hrs 0.15%
Outside fire (not rubbish)/goodwill bins 1 0.43% 28 Hrs 0.51%
Private alarm - false alarm (commercial) 2 0.87% 6 Hrs 0.11%
Private alarm - false alarm (domestic) 1 0.43% 1 Hrs 0.02%
Rubbish fire 1 0.43% 22 Hrs 0.40%
Rubbish, refuse or waste - abandoned outside 1 0.43% 4 Hrs 0.07%
Severe weather and natural disaster 1 0.43% 5 Hrs 0.09%
Smoke detector operated, no fire - ext smke, bushfires, burnouts 2 0.87% 203 Hrs 3.73%
Tree down 44 19.13% 618 Hrs 11.35%
Vehicle accident / no injury 57 24.78% 3,844 Hrs 70.60%
Vehicle accident rescue 1 0.43% 2 Hrs 0.04%
Vehicle accident with injuries 35 15.22% 293 Hrs 5.38%
Total Incidents for 2018-19 230 5,445 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2017-18 239 1482 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2016-17 314 2366 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2015-16 207 4085 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2014-15 238 1964 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2013-14 238 2244 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2012-13 263 1632 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2011-12 239 1376 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2010-11 297 1453 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2009-10 248 3689 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2008-09 215 1203 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2007-08 152 1643 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2006-07 230 1900 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2005-06 208 1223 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2004-05 265 1665 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2003-04 232 1616 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2002-03 188 1080 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2001-02 237 2266 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2000-01 271
Total Incidents for 1999-00 280
Total Incidents for 1998-99 220
Total Incidents for 1997-98 239

Post Codes
In Response Area
5051 5052
Towns, Suburbs & Localities In Response Area
Blackwood, SA
Craigburn Farm, SA
Glenalta, SA
Hawthorndene, SA

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