South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service

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South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service
Operational area
Country Australia
State South Australia
City Adelaide and other large metropolitan areas
Address Wakefield Street, Adelaide
Coordinates 34°55′43″S 138°36′19″E / 34.928551°S 138.605200°E / -34.928551; 138.605200Coordinates: 34°55′43″S 138°36′19″E / 34.928551°S 138.605200°E / -34.928551; 138.605200
Agency overview
Established 1862 (1862)
Employees 1,000
Staffing Professional
Facilities and equipment
Stations 36; 20 metropolitan, 16 regional
Fireboats 1
Website
Official website

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

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 are situated in Wakefield Street, Adelaide.

Fire Stations/Appliances[edit]

Metropolitan Fire Stations[edit]

Station # Location Appliances
20 Adelaide 201, 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
21 Beulah Park 217
22 Paradise 229
24 Woodville 243, 249
25 Port Adelaide 259
27 Marine 2725
28 Largs North 281, 2814
30 Oakden 301, 303
31 Golden Grove 311
32 Salisbury 321, 329, Car30
33 Elizabeth 331, 3309
35 Gawler 359
36 Angle Park 3601
37 Prospect 3707
38 Angle Park/USAR 3817, pods: P34, P35, P44, BWC, EWP
40 St Mary's 401, 409
41 Camden Park 417
42 O'Halloran Hill 429
43 Christie Downs 431, 439
44 Glen Osmond 449
45 Brooklyn Park 451
46 Seaford 469

Regional Fire Stations[edit]

Station # Location Region Appliances
50 Port Pirie Mid North 501, 502, 509, 5014
51 Port Agusta West Coast 511, 519, 5114
52 Whyalla West Coast 523, 528, 529, 5214, 5242
54 Port Lincoln West Coast 543, 549, 5414, 5417, Car68, pod: BWC
55 Peterborough West Coast 559
60 Berri Riverland 608, 609, 6014, trailers: BAC, BF
61 Renmark Riverland 619, 6114, 6142, trailer: PP
62 Loxton Riverland 628
63 Tanunda Mid North 631
64 Kapunda Mid North 641
66 Kadina Mid North 661
67 Wallaroo Mid North 671
68 Moonta Mid North 681, 6814
70 Mount Gambier South East 701, 703, 709, 7014
71 Victor Harbour South East 711, 719
72 Murray Bridge South East 721, 722

Glossary/Callsigns[edit]

Appliances[edit]

  • 1st Pumper: 201 / 281 / 301 / 311 / 321 / 331 / 361 / 401 / 431 / 451 / 501 / 511 / 631 / 641 / 661 / 671 / 681 / 701 / 711 / 721
  • 2nd Pumper: 202 / 722 / 502
  • Aerial Pumper: 203 / 243 / 303 / 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 / 329 / 339 / 359 / 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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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