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SACFS

SA Country Fire Service Station

Western Districts

Information on this station was last updated on Sunday, January 5, 2020

Western Districts Station
Western Districts Station     -     Picture by CFS Promotions Unit
Western Districts 24
Western Districts 24     -     Picture by Robin Geytenbeek
Western Districts 34
Western Districts 34     -     Picture by CFS Promotions Unit
Western Districts QRV
Western Districts QRV     -     Picture by Josh Jeffree

Comments On Station Brigade formed by the merger of South West and Duncan-Gosse
Refurbished 34 delivered March 2008
Refurbished 24 delivered June 2013
Moved into new station June 2019

Station Information
Region : Region 1
Group : Kangaroo Island Group
Established: 2003

Contact Information
Physical Location 6481 Playford Highway, Gosse SA
(See this station on Google Maps)
GPS Lattitude: -35.795716 Longitude: 136.977725
(See an aerial view of this station using Google Earth (GDA94))
Phone Numbers In an EMERGENCY Triple Zero - 000
Postal Address PO Box 48,
Parndana SA 5220
E-mail Western Districts Captain - tkbuck@bigpond.com

How To Join
Training Occurs As arranged
Advice to Recruits Please contact the Captain, Tim Buck
Advice to Cadets

Vehicles & Appliances
Western Districts 24 4WD, 2000L Rural Appliance
Make and Model: Isuzu FTS750 Crew
Water Capacity: 2000 Litres
Foam Quantity: 60 Litres
Registration Number: S599AQK
Equipment: Chainsaw: 1
GPS
Quick Fill Pump
Western Districts 34 4WD, 3000L General Purpose Appliance
Make and Model: Hino GT3HHK
Water Capacity: 3000 Litres
Foam Quantity: 80 Litres
Registration Number: VQX322
Equipment: Lighting
GPS
Quick Fill Pump
Western Districts QRV 4WD, 500L Quick Response Vehicle
Make and Model: Nissan Patrol DX
Water Capacity: 550 Litres
Foam Quantity: 20 Litres
Registration Number: S573AQA
Equipment:

Emergency Response Information
Response Types : Fire Bomber Support - Aircraft Refilling
Natural Disasters - Storm Damage / Flooding
Fires - Other - Car, Rubbish and Other fires
Fires - Rural - Grass Fires, Bush Fires
 
Specialist Equipment : Chainsaw - 1 saw(s)
Firefighting Foam - 120 Litres
GPS - 2 unit(s)
Floating Collar Dam
Quick Fill Pump - 3 unit(s)
 
Response Area Includes : Agricultural Crops - Agricultural Crops
Plantation Forest - Commercial Plantations
Grasslands - Grasslands
Hills & Mountains - Hills & Mountains
Orchard / Viticulture - Fruit Orchards & Vineyards
National Parks - National Park areas
Rural Areas - General Rural environments
Bushland & Scrub - Bushland & Scrub
Towns & Urban Areas - Towns & Urban Areas
 
Communications : GRN Radio Channel: 130 & 131
VHF Radio Channel: 72, 73, 77
UHF CB Radio Channel: 13

Incidents Attended Statistics for 2018-19 - 23 Responses
Assist other agencies 1 4.35% N/A
Building fire - structure & content 1 4.35% 29 Hrs 1.15%
Cover assignment 1 4.35% N/A
Good intent call 1 4.35% N/A
Grass or stubble fire 11 47.83% 2,466 Hrs 97.86%
Mobile property fire - passenger vehicle 1 4.35% N/A
Other assistance 1 4.35% N/A
Scrub and grass fire 1 4.35% 22 Hrs 0.87%
Tree down 1 4.35% 1 Hrs 0.04%
Vehicle accident rescue 3 13.04% 2 Hrs 0.08%
Vehicle accident with injuries 1 4.35% N/A
Total Incidents for 2018-19 23 2,520 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2017-18 17 78 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2016-17 13
Total Incidents for 2015-16 21 12 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2014-15 9 11 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2013-14 16
Total Incidents for 2012-13 19 2 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2011-12 14 520 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2010-11 12 1167 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2009-10 2 26 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2008-09 3 124 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2007-08 10 17 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2006-07 10 23616 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2005-06 8 1080 Hrs
Total Incidents for 2004-05 5 112 Hrs

Post Codes
In Response Area
5223
Towns, Suburbs & Localities In Response Area
Cape Borda, SA
De Mole River, SA
Duncan, SA
Flinders Chase, SA
Gosse, SA
Karatta, SA
Middle River, SA
Newland, SA
Stokes Bay, SA
Stunsail Boom, SA
Vivonne Bay, SA
Western River, SA

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