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SA Country Fire Service Station

Mount Gambier CFS Group Operations

Information on this station was last updated on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Gambier Group Ops Base
Gambier Group Ops Base     -     Picture by CFS Promotions Unit

Comments On Station A Brigade to assist with communications and logistics in the Mount Gambier Group

Moved into new joint Station March 2009, with SES & Forestry SA (now Onefortyone Plantations)


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

Contact Information
Physical Location 152 Jubilee Highway East, Mount Gambier SA
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CFS Map Book Map: LSE 6 Ref: 829121
GPS Latitude: -37.837948 Longitude: 140.806427
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Phone Numbers In an EMERGENCY Triple Zero - 000
Station When Manned (08) 8725 1629
Fax (08) 8725 9078
Postal Address PO Box 466,
Mount Gambier SA 5290
E-mail Mount Gambier Group Operations - mgcfsops@internode.on.net

How To Join
Training Occurs Sundays 9.00 a.m.
Advice to Recruits Please contact Administration Officer, Fiona Woolridge on (08) 8738 5201
Advice to Cadets

Vehicles & Appliances

Emergency Response Information
Response Types : Specialist Command - Major Incident Coordination
Specialist Comms - Major Incident Communications
 
Specialist Equipment :
 
Response Area Includes : Airport / Airstrip - Aircraft landing area
Agricultural Crops - Agricultural Crops
Plantation Forest - Commercial Plantations
Grasslands - Grasslands
Hills & Mountains - Hills & Mountains
Industrial Parks - Industrial and Commercial areas
Rural Areas - General Rural environments
Towns & Urban Areas - Towns & Urban Areas
 
Communications : GRN Radio Channel: 226 & 228
UHF CB Radio Channel: 9

Incidents Attended Statistics for 2019-20 - 224 Responses
Alarm activation by outside tradesman/occupier activities - 765 2 0.89% 3 Hrs 0.07%
Alarm activation due to steam, shower, bath, sauna, urn/kettle - 768 3 1.34% 6 Hrs 0.13%
Alarm operates due to extreme weather conditions - 702 1 0.45% 5 Hrs 0.11%
Alarm sounded no evidence of fire 1 0.45% 2 Hrs 0.04%
Alarm system suspected malfunction - 739 4 1.79% 14 Hrs 0.30%
Assist other agencies 13 5.80% 55 Hrs 1.19%
Building fire - content only 1 0.45% 23 Hrs 0.50%
Building fire - structure & content 9 4.02% 140 Hrs 3.04%
Building weakend or collapsed 5 2.23% 28 Hrs 0.61%
Cooking fumes (toast or foodstuffs) - 756 1 0.45% 1 Hrs 0.02%
Cover assignment 5 2.23% 331 Hrs 7.18%
Fip - reset prior to arrival by management - 730 1 0.45% 4 Hrs 0.09%
Fixed alarm fault 5 2.23% 8 Hrs 0.17%
Flood 2 0.89% 9 Hrs 0.20%
Food stuffs burnt, confined to cooking equipment 2 0.89% 4 Hrs 0.09%
Forest fire 4 1.79% 109 Hrs 2.37%
Good intent call 1 0.45% 4 Hrs 0.09%
Grass or stubble fire 21 9.38% 1,863 Hrs 40.43%
Hazardous material 1 0.45% 16 Hrs 0.35%
Investigation (smoke) 2 0.89% 11 Hrs 0.24%
Mcp accidentally activated 1 0.45% 2 Hrs 0.04%
Mobile property / vehicle 1 0.45% 3 Hrs 0.07%
Mobile property fire - off road vehicles 6 2.68% 28 Hrs 0.61%
Mobile property fire - passenger vehicle 12 5.36% 497 Hrs 10.79%
Odour or gas leak 1 0.45% 1 Hrs 0.02%
Other (outside fire) 2 0.89% 5 Hrs 0.11%
Other assistance 1 0.45% 2 Hrs 0.04%
Private alarm - false alarm (commercial) - 746 1 0.45% 1 Hrs 0.02%
Private alarm - smoke detector malfunction 2 0.89% 7 Hrs 0.15%
Rubbish fire 11 4.91% 44 Hrs 0.95%
Scrub and grass fire 1 0.45% 7 Hrs 0.15%
Severe weather and natural disaster 2 0.89% 7 Hrs 0.15%
Tree down 74 33.04% 1,240 Hrs 26.91%
Tree fire 3 1.34% 9 Hrs 0.20%
Vehicle accident / no injury 11 4.91% 74 Hrs 1.61%
Vehicle accident with injuries 7 3.13% 42 Hrs 0.91%
Wind storm 2 0.89% 1 Hrs 0.02%
Wrong location 2 0.89% 2 Hrs 0.04%
Total Incidents for 2019-20 224 4,608 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2018-19 161 2175 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2017-18 183 3088 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2016-17 181 2332 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2015-16 174 2513 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2014-15 212 3152 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2013-14 150 1145 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2012-13 193 1641 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2011-12 131 751 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2010-11 140 674 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2009-10 27 77 Hrs

Post Codes
In Response Area
5277 5291
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