South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service

The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (SAMFS) is South Australia's government-funded fire service.

South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service
Operational area
CountryAustralia
StateSouth Australia
CityAdelaide and other large metropolitan areas
AddressWakefield Street, Adelaide
Coordinates34°55′43″S 138°36′19″E
Agency overview
Established1862 (1862)
Employees1,000
StaffingProfessional
Facilities and equipment
Stations36; 20 metropolitan, 16 regional
Fireboats1
Website
Official website

The South Australian Fire Brigade was formed in 1882, following passing of the Fire Brigades Act. In 1981 the service was renamed to SAMFS when it became government funded.

The MFS has 36 fire stations and over 1,000 personnel in Adelaide and across South Australia in major rural centres.[1] It also has one marine vessel. The MFS are on constant standby 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The MFS Headquarters is situated at 99 Wakefield Street, Adelaide.

Fire Stations/Appliances

Metropolitan Fire Stations

Station # Location Appliances
20Adelaide201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 2015, 2017, 2026, 2047, 2090, Car20, Car40, pods: P01, P02, P03, P06, P08, P09, P11, P12, P13, P32, P33, BF, BWC
21Beulah Park217
22Paradise229
24Woodville243, 249
25Port Adelaide257
27Marine2725,2714
28Largs North281
30Oakden301, 303
31Golden Grove319
32Salisbury321, 329, 3214, Car30
33Elizabeth331, 339
35Gawler359
36Angle Park369
37Prospect377
38Angle Park/USAR3817, pods: P34, P35, P44, BWC, EWP
40St Mary's401, 409
41Camden Park[*]417
42O'Halloran Hill[*]429
43Christie Downs433, 439
44Glen Osmond449
45Brooklyn Park[*]451
46Seaford469

Regional Fire Stations

Station # Location Region Appliances
50Port PirieMid North501, 502, 509, 5014
51Port AugustaWest Coast518, 519, 5114
52Whyalla[*]West Coast523, 528, 529, 5214, 5242
54Port LincolnWest Coast543, 549, 5414, 5417, Car68, pod: BWC
55PeterboroughWest Coast559
60BerriRiverland608, 609, 6014, trailers: BAC, BF
61RenmarkRiverland618, 6114, 6142, trailer: PP
62LoxtonRiverland628
63TanundaMid North631
64KapundaMid North641
66KadinaMid North661
67WallarooMid North671
68MoontaMid North681, 6814
70Mount GambierSouth East701, 703, 709, 7014
71Victor HarbourSouth East711, 719
72Murray BridgeSouth East721, 722

Glossary/Callsigns

Appliances

  • 1st Pumper: 201 / 281 / 301 / 321 / 331 / 401 / 451 / 501 / 511 / 631 / 641 / 661 / 671 / 681 / 701 / 711 / 721
  • 2nd Pumper: 202 / 722 / 502
  • Aerial Pumper: 203 / 243 / 303 / 433 / 523 / 543 / 703
  • Rescue – Hazmat: 204
  • 1st Aerial Platform: 205
  • Hazmat & Breathing Apparatus: 206
  • Pumper – Hazmat: 217 / 257 / 377 / 417
  • 4WD Pumper: 528 / 608 / 628
  • Pumper – Rescue: 229 / 249 / 319 / 329 / 339 / 359 / 369 / 409 / 429 / 439 / 449 / 469 / 509 / 519 / 529 / 549 / 559 / 609 / 619 / 709 / 719
  • Regional Operations Support Appliance: 2814 / 5014 / 5114 / 5214 / 5414 / 6814 / 7014
  • 2nd Aerial Platform: 2015
  • 1st Hook Lift: 2017 / 3817 / 5417
  • Fire Boat: 2725
  • Hazmat Support Unit: 2026
  • Water Tanker: 5242 / 6142
  • 2nd Hook Lift: 2047
  • Incident Command Bus: 2090
  • Incident Commander: Car20 / Car68
  • Incident Command Unit: Car30 / Car40

Pods

  • Salvage (P01)
  • 1st Flat Bed (P02)
  • 1st Electricity Generator (P03)
  • Hazmat & Breathing Apparatus (P06)
  • General Purpose (P08)
  • Mass Decontamination System (P09)
  • Rehab (P11)
  • Heavy Rescue (P12)
  • Special Hazmat Support (P13)
  • 2nd Flat Bed (P32)
  • High Volume Hose (P33)
  • 2nd Electricity Generator (P34)
  • Toilet Facility (P35)
  • Urban Search & Rescue (P44)
  • Bulk Foam (BF)
  • Bulk Water Carrier (BWC)
  • Emergency Water Purification (EWP)

Trailers

  • Breathing Apparatus Compressor (BAC)
  • Bulk Foam (BF)
  • Portable Pump (PP)

See also

Notes

^ Site co-located with the SA Ambulance Service

References

  1. "Agencies". South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 26 December 2014.


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