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SA Country Fire Service Station

Forreston

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

Forreston Station
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Forreston 44
Forreston 44     -     Picture by Emergency Services Adelaide

Comments On Station New 44 delivered October 2019

Station Information
Region : Region 2
Group : Gumeracha Group
Established: 1975

Contact Information
Physical Location 875 Watts Gully Rd, Forreston SA
(See this station on Google Maps)
CFS Map Book Map: MLR 178B Ref: 098502
GPS Latitude: -34.772893 Longitude: 138.920940
(See an aerial view of this station using Google Earth (GDA94))
Phone Numbers In an EMERGENCY Triple Zero - 000
Station When Manned (08) 8389 1621
Fax (08) 8389 1651
Postal Address PO Box 191,
Gumeracha SA 5233
E-mail Forreston CFS - forrestoncfs@gmail.com

How To Join
Training Occurs Tuesday 7.30 pm
Advice to Recruits Please contact Station on training night
Advice to Cadets 1st Monday night of each month from May until October

Vehicles & Appliances
Forreston 44 4WD, 4000L General Purpose Appliance
Make and Model: Isuzu FTS 139-240
Water Capacity: 4000 Litres
Foam Quantity: 40 Litres
Registration Number: S665AQX
Equipment: Lighting
Generator
Chainsaw: 1
Quick Fill Pump
Defibrillation Equipment

Emergency Response Information
Response Types : Natural Disasters - Storm Damage / Flooding
Fires - Other - Car, Rubbish and Other fires
Fires - Rural - Grass Fires, Bush Fires
 
Specialist Equipment : Chainsaw
Defibrillator
Firefighting Foam - 80 Litres
Portable Generator - 1 unit(s)
Portable flood lighting - 1 set(s)
Quick Fill Pump - 1 unit(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
UHF CB Radio Channel: 21

Incidents Attended Statistics for 2019-20 - 65 Responses
Animal rescue 1 1.54% 5 Hrs 0.21%
Assist other agencies 2 3.08% 70 Hrs 2.96%
Building weakend or collapsed 1 1.54% 81 Hrs 3.43%
Did not arrive (stop call) 5 7.69% 8 Hrs 0.34%
Good intent call 1 1.54% 1 Hrs 0.04%
Grass or stubble fire 4 6.15% 142 Hrs 6.01%
Investigation (smoke) 1 1.54% 3 Hrs 0.13%
Other assistance 2 3.08% 1 Hrs 0.04%
Rubbish fire 2 3.08% 16 Hrs 0.68%
Scrub and grass fire 14 21.54% 1,328 Hrs 56.20%
Tree down 11 16.92% 103 Hrs 4.36%
Tree fire 4 6.15% 20 Hrs 0.85%
Unauthorised burning 1 1.54% 8 Hrs 0.34%
Vehicle accident / no injury 7 10.77% 72 Hrs 3.05%
Vehicle accident rescue 1 1.54% 65 Hrs 2.75%
Vehicle accident with injuries 8 12.31% 440 Hrs 18.62%
Total Incidents for 2019-20 65 2,363 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2018-19 37 474 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2017-18 42 464 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2016-17 39 263 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2015-16 31 1779 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2014-15 45 5833 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2013-14 51 3575 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2012-13 46 442 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2011-12 20 242 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2010-11 23 217 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2009-10 19 184 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2008-09 26 556 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2007-08 28 1193 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2006-07 27 317 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2005-06 19 164 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2004-05 28 322 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2003-04 31 413 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2002-03 33 540 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2001-02 20 257 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2000-01 25
Total Incidents for 1999-00 10
Total Incidents for 1998-99 17
Total Incidents for 1997-98 26

Post Codes
In Response Area
5233 5351
Towns, Suburbs & Localities In Response Area
Forreston, SA
Mount Crawford, SA

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