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SA Country Fire Service Station

Oakbank / Balhannah

Information on this station was last updated on Sunday, May 12, 2019

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 CFS Promotions Unit

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
Physical Location 121 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Balhannah SA
(See this station on Google Maps)
CFS Map Book Map: MLR 149B Ref: 022260
UBD Map: 148 Ref: A5
GPS Lattitude: -34.988893 Longitude: 138.831336
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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 1930 Hrs (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: 1000 Litres
Foam Quantity: 20 Litres
Registration Number: XQB212
Equipment: Chainsaw: 2
GPS
Defibrillation Equipment
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
Defibrillation Equipment
Balhannah 34P 4WD, 3000L Light Pumper
Make and Model: Isuzu FTS750 Crew
Water Capacity: 3000 Litres
Foam Quantity: 60 Litres
Registration Number: XQB633
Equipment: Breathing Apparatus: 4
Hazmat
Lighting
Generator
Chainsaw: 1
Medical Oxygen
Defibrillation Equipment

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 2018-19 - 100 Responses
Alarm activation by outside tradesman/occupier activities 1 1.00% 6 Hrs 0.08%
Alarm system suspected malfunction 3 3.00% 7 Hrs 0.10%
Animal rescue 2 2.00% 5 Hrs 0.07%
Assist other agencies 6 6.00% 711 Hrs 9.89%
Assist police or other gov. agency 1 1.00% 47 Hrs 0.65%
Building fire - structure & content 1 1.00% 18 Hrs 0.25%
Cooking fumes (toast or foodstuffs) 1 1.00% 2 Hrs 0.03%
Detector suspected malfunction 1 1.00% 6 Hrs 0.08%
Did not arrive (stop call) 4 4.00% 153 Hrs 2.13%
Fixed alarm (smoke detector malfunction) 1 1.00% 2 Hrs 0.03%
Flood 1 1.00% 3 Hrs 0.04%
Grass or stubble fire 25 25.00% 4,060 Hrs 56.46%
Hazardous material 4 4.00% 67 Hrs 0.93%
Heat from short circuit (wiring) 1 1.00% 4 Hrs 0.06%
Mobile property fire - passenger vehicle 1 1.00% 6 Hrs 0.08%
Other assistance 1 1.00% 26 Hrs 0.36%
Power line down 2 2.00% 184 Hrs 2.56%
Prescribed burn 4 4.00% 125 Hrs 1.74%
Rubbish fire 2 2.00% 23 Hrs 0.32%
Scrub and grass fire 3 3.00% 331 Hrs 4.60%
Tree down 22 22.00% 538 Hrs 7.48%
Vehicle accident / no injury 9 9.00% 634 Hrs 8.82%
Vehicle accident rescue 1 1.00% 112 Hrs 1.56%
Vehicle accident with injuries 3 3.00% 121 Hrs 1.68%
Total Incidents for 2018-19 100 7,191 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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