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SA Country Fire Service Station

Oakbank / Balhannah

Information on this station was last updated on Saturday, February 26, 2022

Oakbank / Balhannah Station
Oakbank / Balhannah Station     -     Picture by CFS Promotions Unit
Balhannah 14
Balhannah 14     -     Picture by CFS Promotions Unit
Balhannah 34
Balhannah 34     -     Picture by CFS Promotions Unit
Balhannah 34P
Balhannah 34P     -     Picture by Andrew Downer

Comments On Station New 14 appliance delivered December 2005.

New 34P delivered October 2007

New 34 appliance delivered December 2008


Station Information
Region : Region 1
Group : Onkaparinga Group
Established: 1953

Contact Information
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Physical Location 121 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Balhannah SA
CFS Map Book Map: MLR 149B, 022260
UBD Map: 148, A5
GPS Latitude: -34.988893 Longitude: 138.831336
Phone Numbers In an EMERGENCY Triple Zero - 000
Station When Manned (08) 8388 4300
Fax (08) 8388 4601
Postal Address PO Box 269,
Balhannah SA 5242
E-mail Oakbank / Balhannah Station - balhannahstation@onkacfs.org.au

How To Join
Training Occurs Monday 7:30pm, excluding Public Holidays
Advice to Recruits Please contact the Captain, Chris Tanner on a Training Night
Advice to Cadets Please contact the Captain, Chris Tanner on a Training Night

Vehicles & Appliances
Balhannah 14 4WD, 1000L General Purpose Appliance
Make and Model: Mitsubishi Canter FG649
Water Capacity: 800 Litres
Foam Quantity: 20 Litres
Registration Number: XQB212
Equipment: Chainsaw: 2
GPS
AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
Balhannah 34 4WD, 3000L General Purpose Appliance
Make and Model: Isuzu FTS750 Crew
Water Capacity: 3000 Litres
Foam Quantity: 80 Litres
Registration Number: XQB711
Equipment: Breathing Apparatus: 4
Generator
Chainsaw: 2
Medical Oxygen
AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
Balhannah 34P 4WD, 3000L Light Pumper
Make and Model: Isuzu FTS750 Crew
Water Capacity: 3000 Litres
Foam Quantity: 40 Litres
Registration Number: XQB633
Equipment: Breathing Apparatus: 4
Hazmat
Lighting
Generator
Chainsaw: 1
Medical Oxygen
AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

Emergency Response Information
Response Types : 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 - 8 sets
Chainsaw - 5 saw(s)
Firefighting Foam - 460 Litres
Portable Generator - 2 unit(s)
GPS - 1 unit(s)
Hazmat Equipment - 1 set
Portable flood lighting - 1 set(s)
Medical Equipment - 1
Medical Oxygen equipment - 2 set(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: 140 & 141
VHF Radio Channel: 29, 30, 31

Incidents Attended Statistics for 2021-2022 - 90 Responses
Alarm Activation By Outside Tradesman/Occupier Activities - 765 2 2.22% 7 Hrs 0.17%
Alarm Activation Due To Steam, Shower, Bath, Sauna, Urn/Kettle - 768 1 1.11% 3 Hrs 0.07%
Alarm Operates Due To Extreme Weather Conditions - 702 1 1.11% 3 Hrs 0.07%
Alarm Sounded No Evidence Of Fire 1 1.11% 6 Hrs 0.15%
Alarm System Suspected Malfunction - 739 3 3.33% 6 Hrs 0.15%
Arcing, Shorted Electrical Equipment 2 2.22% 16 Hrs 0.40%
Assist Other Agencies 2 2.22% 230 Hrs 5.70%
Assist Police Or Other Gov. Agency 2 2.22% 173 Hrs 4.29%
Building Fire 1 1.11% 5 Hrs 0.12%
Building Fire - Structure Only 1 1.11% 237 Hrs 5.87%
Did Not Arrive (Stop Call) 3 3.33% 13 Hrs 0.32%
Fixed Alarm Fault 1 1.11% 4 Hrs 0.10%
Flood 5 5.56% 3 Hrs 0.07%
Food Stuffs Burnt, Confined To Cooking Equipment 1 1.11% 2 Hrs 0.05%
Good Intent Call 1 1.11% N/A
Grass Or Stubble Fire 4 4.44% 328 Hrs 8.13%
Hazardous Material 1 1.11% 34 Hrs 0.84%
Medical Assist 1 1.11% 95 Hrs 2.35%
Mobile Property Fire - Road Transport Vehicle 1 1.11% 4 Hrs 0.10%
Odour Or Gas Leak 2 2.22% 55 Hrs 1.36%
Other (Outside Fire) 3 3.33% 5 Hrs 0.12%
Other Assistance 1 1.11% 176 Hrs 4.36%
Private Alarm - False Alarm (Commercial) - 746 1 1.11% 1 Hrs 0.02%
Private Alarm - Smoke Detector Malfunction 1 1.11% 4 Hrs 0.10%
Scrub And Grass Fire 2 2.22% 161 Hrs 3.99%
Severe Weather And Natural Disaster 2 2.22% 1 Hrs 0.02%
Smoke Detector Operated, No Fire - Ext Smke, Bushfires, Burnouts - 751 1 1.11% 2 Hrs 0.05%
Tree Down 29 32.22% 1,093 Hrs 27.08%
Tree Fire 1 1.11% 210 Hrs 5.20%
Vehicle Accident / No Injury 3 3.33% 417 Hrs 10.33%
Vehicle Accident Rescue 1 1.11% 59 Hrs 1.46%
Vehicle Accident With Injuries 7 7.78% 599 Hrs 14.84%
Water Or Steam Leak 1 1.11% 7 Hrs 0.17%
Wrong Location 1 1.11% 77 Hrs 1.91%
Total Incidents for 2021-2022 90 4,036 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2020-2021 100 4897 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2019-20 122 14529 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2018-19 100 7191 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2017-18 109 61027 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2016-17 149 2535 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2015-16 93 2501 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2014-15 74 2334 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2013-14 140 3936 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2012-13 124 2201 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2011-12 105 1119 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2010-11 130 1406 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2009-10 109 1763 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2008-09 111 1985 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2007-08 143 2943 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2006-07 108 2297 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2005-06 80 1690 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2004-05 99 1788 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2003-04 94 1018 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2002-03 92 1242 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2001-02 78 744 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2000-01 93
Total Incidents for 1999-00 63
Total Incidents for 1998-99 44
Total Incidents for 1997-98 48

Post Codes
In Response Area
5242 5243 5245
Towns, Suburbs & Localities In Response Area
Balhannah, SA
Oakbank, SA
Verdun, SA

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