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SACFS

SA Country Fire Service Station

Compton

Information on this station was last updated on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Compton Station
Compton Station     -     Picture by CFS Promotions Unit
Compton 34P
Compton 34P     -     Picture by Beth Warwick

Comments On Station Moved into a new station building which replaced the old in 2008
New 34P delivered September 2014

Station Information
Region : Region 5
Group : Mount Gambier District Group
Established: 1939

Contact Information
Physical Location 1 Compton Hall Road, Suttontown SA
(See this station on Google Maps)
CFS Map Book Map: LSE 6 Ref: 761161
GPS Latitude: -37.801685 Longitude: 140.728736
(See an aerial view of this station using Google Earth (GDA94))
Phone Numbers In an EMERGENCY Triple Zero - 000
Postal Address PO Box 3690,
Mount Gambier SA 5290
E-mail Compton CFS - comptoncfs@gmail.com

How To Join
Training Occurs Tuesday 6.30pm, Cadets Wednesdays 6:30pm
Advice to Recruits Please contact the Captain, Gary Stevens, or attend station on a training night
Advice to Cadets Please contact the Captain, Gary Stevens, or attend station on a training night - Cadet training commencing May 2021 - Wednesdays 6.30pm-8.30pm during school terms.

Vehicles & Appliances
Compton 34P 4WD, 3000L Light Pumper
Make and Model: Isuzu FTS800 Crew
Water Capacity: 3000 Litres
Foam Quantity: 60 Litres
Registration Number: S539AQK
Equipment: Breathing Apparatus: 4
Hazmat
Lighting
GPS
Defibrillation Equipment

Emergency Response Information
Response Types : EMA - Enhanced Mutual Aid
Hazmat - Chemical Spill Decontamination
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
Defibrillator
Firefighting Foam - 80 Litres
GPS
Hazmat Equipment
 
Response Area Includes : Plantation Forest - Commercial Plantations
Grasslands - Grasslands
Industrial Parks - Industrial and Commercial areas
Metropolitan - Major City and Suburban areas
Rural Areas - General Rural environments
Bushland & Scrub - Bushland & Scrub
Towns & Urban Areas - Towns & Urban Areas
 
Communications : GRN Radio Channel: 226
VHF Radio Channel: 23, 98, 35
UHF CB Radio Channel: 9

Incidents Attended Statistics for 2019-20 - 54 Responses
Alarm activation due to aerosol use (hair spray, insecticides) - 767 1 1.85% 6 Hrs 0.52%
Alarm activation due to poor building maint-dust,cobwebs,insects - 766 1 1.85% 1 Hrs 0.09%
Alarm activation due to steam, shower, bath, sauna, urn/kettle - 768 3 5.56% 9 Hrs 0.78%
Alarm system suspected malfunction - 739 2 3.70% 8 Hrs 0.70%
Building fire - content only 1 1.85% 8 Hrs 0.70%
Building weakend or collapsed 1 1.85% 6 Hrs 0.52%
Chemical spill or leak 1 1.85% 13 Hrs 1.13%
Cover assignment 1 1.85% 24 Hrs 2.09%
Detector suspected malfunction - 747 1 1.85% 2 Hrs 0.17%
Did not arrive (stop call) 3 5.56% 6 Hrs 0.52%
Fip - reset prior to arrival by management - 730 1 1.85% 5 Hrs 0.44%
Flood 2 3.70% 14 Hrs 1.22%
Forest fire 2 3.70% 13 Hrs 1.13%
Good intent call 3 5.56% 21 Hrs 1.83%
Grass or stubble fire 5 9.26% 117 Hrs 10.20%
Mailbox, bbq, gas bottle, playground 1 1.85% 4 Hrs 0.35%
Mobile property fire - off road vehicles 1 1.85% 9 Hrs 0.78%
Mobile property fire - passenger vehicle 1 1.85% 15 Hrs 1.31%
Power line down 1 1.85% 7 Hrs 0.61%
Private alarm - false alarm (domestic) 1 1.85% 5 Hrs 0.44%
Rubbish fire 4 7.41% 8 Hrs 0.70%
Rubbish, refuse or waste - abandoned outside 1 1.85% 185 Hrs 16.13%
Scrub and grass fire 5 9.26% 371 Hrs 32.35%
Sprinkler water pressure fluctuations/equipment fault - 734 1 1.85% 50 Hrs 4.36%
Tree down 6 11.11% 12 Hrs 1.05%
Tree fire 1 1.85% 4 Hrs 0.35%
Vehicle accident / no injury 2 3.70% 206 Hrs 17.96%
Vehicle accident with injuries 1 1.85% 18 Hrs 1.57%
Total Incidents for 2019-20 54 1,147 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2018-19 26 207 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2017-18 41 231 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2016-17 46 532 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2015-16 37 258 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2014-15 68 1094 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2013-14 42 369 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2012-13 86 1488 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2011-12 49 454 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2010-11 52 473 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2009-10 43 303 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2008-09 28 124 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2007-08 53 244 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2006-07 47 602 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2005-06 49 493 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2004-05 40 455 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2003-04 46 387 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2002-03 28 257 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2001-02 22 110 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2000-01 35
Total Incidents for 1999-00 28
Total Incidents for 1998-99 37
Total Incidents for 1997-98 23

Post Codes
In Response Area
5290 5291
Towns, Suburbs & Localities In Response Area
Burrungule, SA
Compton, SA
Suttontown, SA

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