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SA Country Fire Service Station

Mount Torrens

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

Mount Torrens Station
Mount Torrens Station     -     Picture by CFS Promotions Unit
Mount Torrens 34
Mount Torrens 34     -     Picture by CFS Promotions Unit
Mount Torrens Trailer
Mount Torrens Trailer     -     Picture by CFS Promotions Unit
Mount Torrens catering trailer
Mount Torrens catering trailer     -     Picture by CFS Promotions Unit

Comments On Station Moved into new station, May 2013
New 34 delivered June 2019

Station Information
Region : Region 2
Group : Gumeracha Group
Established: 1954

Contact Information
Physical Location 471B Springhead Rd, Mount Torrens SA
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CFS Map Book Map: MLR 150C Ref: 134390
GPS Latitude: -34.880677 Longitude: 138.957825
(See an aerial view of this station using Google Earth (GDA94))
Phone Numbers In an EMERGENCY Triple Zero - 000
Station When Manned (08) 8389 4312
Fax (08) 8389 4154
Postal Address 471B Springhead Rd,
Mount Torrens SA 5244

How To Join
Training Occurs Tuesdays 7pm, fortnightly during winter, cadets Tuesdays 6pm - 7pm
Advice to Recruits Please attend station on a training night, or contact the Captain, Sheryl Collins on 0409898051
Advice to Cadets Please attend station on a training night, or contact the Captain, Sheryl Collins

Vehicles & Appliances
Mount Torrens 34 4WD, 3000L General Purpose Appliance
Make and Model: Isuzu FTS 139-240
Water Capacity: 3000 Litres
Foam Quantity: 40 Litres
Registration Number: S658AQX
Equipment: Breathing Apparatus: 2
Lighting
Chainsaw: 1
Defibrillation Equipment
Mount Torrens catering trailer Support Trailer
Make and Model: Modern
Registration Number: TQP093
Equipment:
Mount Torrens Trailer Support Trailer
Make and Model: Olympic
Registration Number: TQL164
Equipment: Lighting
Quick Fill Pump

Emergency Response Information
Response Types : 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 - 2 sets
Chainsaw - 1 saw(s)
Defibrillator
Firefighting Foam - 80 Litres
Portable Generator - 1 unit(s)
GPS - 1 unit(s)
Portable flood lighting - 2 set(s)
Quick Fill Pump - 1 unit(s)
 
Response Area Includes : Agricultural Crops - Agricultural Crops
Plantation Forest - Commercial Plantations
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: 25

Incidents Attended Statistics for 2019-20 - 353 Responses
Alarm system suspected malfunction - 739 2 0.57% 3 Hrs 0.04%
Assist other agencies 2 0.57% 117 Hrs 1.52%
Building fire 17 4.82% 76 Hrs 0.99%
Combustible / flammable leak 1 0.28% 64 Hrs 0.83%
Did not arrive (stop call) 9 2.55% 226 Hrs 2.94%
Flood 1 0.28% 3 Hrs 0.04%
Grass or stubble fire 185 52.41% 1,652 Hrs 21.49%
Haystack 1 0.28% 13 Hrs 0.17%
Investigation (smoke) 6 1.70% 568 Hrs 7.39%
Mobile property / vehicle 1 0.28% 99 Hrs 1.29%
Other (outside fire) 1 0.28% 101 Hrs 1.31%
Other assistance 1 0.28% 5 Hrs 0.07%
Prescribed burn 1 0.28% 66 Hrs 0.86%
Rubbish, refuse or waste - abandoned outside 1 0.28% N/A
Scrub and grass fire 18 5.10% 677 Hrs 8.81%
Tree down 23 6.52% 1,339 Hrs 17.42%
Tree fire 75 21.25% 2,147 Hrs 27.93%
Vehicle accident / no injury 2 0.57% 137 Hrs 1.78%
Vehicle accident with injuries 5 1.42% 395 Hrs 5.14%
Water and smoke 1 0.28% N/A
Total Incidents for 2019-20 353 7,688 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2018-19 34 2022 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2017-18 36 387 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2016-17 120 605 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2015-16 37 611 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2014-15 55 1090 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2013-14 60 964 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2012-13 56 1236 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2011-12 35 445 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2010-11 42 479 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2009-10 43 648 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2008-09 19 136 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2007-08 41 648 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2006-07 59 1041 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2005-06 28 474 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2004-05 23 377 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2003-04 34 348 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2002-03 31 1052 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2001-02 30 265 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2000-01 25
Total Incidents for 1999-00 13
Total Incidents for 1998-99 12
Total Incidents for 1997-98 17

Post Codes
In Response Area
5236 5244 5254
Towns, Suburbs & Localities In Response Area
Charleston, SA
Harrogate,
Mount Torrens, SA
Rockleigh, SA
Tungkillo, SA

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