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SA Firefighter General / Control Agencies
« on: November 01, 2006, 09:16:10 PM »
Was havign a read of the released SACFS OMGs and thought some people may find this of interest since they get raised occasionally during threads...


Type of Emergency Incident Vs Control Agency

Aircraft Incident*# - SAPOL
Animal, Plant & Marine Disease - Primary Industries
Bomb Threat - SAPOL
Earthquake*# - SAPOL
Fire (Rural and Metro) - SACFS or SAMFS (dependant response area)
Flood - SASES
Food/drinking water contam. - Dept Health
ICT failure - Dept. Amin and Info. Services
Fuel, Gas and elec. shortage - Dept. Transport, Energy and Infrastructure
HAZMAT or Dangerous materials emergencies - SACFS or SAMFS (dependant response area)
Siege/Hostage - SAPOL
Human Epidemic - Dept. Health
Marine Transport accidents*# - SAPOL
Oil Spills, marine & inland waters - Dept. Transport, Energy & Infrastructure
Rail Accident*# - SAPOL
Road/Transport accident*# - SAPOL
Search And Rescue; land and sea - SAPOL
Search and rescue; structure (USAR) - SAMFS or SASES (dependant response area)
Severe Weather - SASES
terrorist Incident - SAPOL

*where an incident involves fire or the release of a hazardous material or an imminent threat of such nature, the control agency will be the SAMFS or SACFS for that part of the incident

#where an incident incolves entrapment the control agency will be the SAMFS, SACFS or SASES for that part of the incident.

thought this may be of interest.

SA Firefighter General / Firebans 12.10.06
« on: October 11, 2006, 05:23:57 PM »


Incident Operations / wingfield dump again?
« on: October 06, 2006, 02:30:35 PM »
just heard them transmit third alarm fire at wingfield dump...

here we go again?

OFF Topic / hellraisers gone???
« on: October 06, 2006, 09:24:49 AM »

did they get banned or go on to create other spamming accounts???

 :evil: :?

Country Fire Service / Why has this forum started to suck???
« on: July 27, 2006, 08:46:56 AM »
yes this is in reply to "Why do people hate Stirling?"

I mean honestly people, noone is that interested in all this crap about Stirling and Mt Barker, with the possible exception of there members.

no offense firefrog

OFF Topic / My 1000th Post!!!!
« on: July 05, 2006, 09:21:21 PM »
Blow whistles and jump around!!!!! i win i win... whats the prize??

 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

doeas this mean i have to stop posting crap now?

SA Firefighter General / awesome link
« on: July 05, 2006, 12:11:24 AM »
thought i would post this as most of the cranks out there with a decent connection speed should be fairly interested  :wink:

The Humour Zone / some classic jokes...
« on: July 04, 2006, 11:41:17 PM »
A man and his wife walked into a dentist's office. The man said to the dentist, "Doc, I'm in one hell of a hurry! I have two buddies sitting out in my car waiting for us to go play golf. So forget about the anesthetic and just pull the tooth and be done with it. We have a 10:00 AM tee time at the best golf course in town and it's 9:30 already. I don't have time to wait for the anesthetic to work!"

The dentist thought to himself, "My goodness, this is surely a very brave man asking to have his tooth pulled without using anything to kill the pain." So the dentist ask him, "Which tooth is it sir?"

The man turned to his wife and said, "Open your mouth Honey, and show him."

The Humour Zone / Medevac's Entry (you wanted it...)
« on: June 15, 2006, 09:33:38 PM »
Well.... what can be said, other than i had a bit of spare time thismorning... saw a pile wood offcuts, and the thought hit me. So i went out to the shed.

10 minutes later i had a nice little house ready to set fire to... didnt bother putting a roof on as i thought this would just hamper the flames.... besides it would have been to hard. So just put in some "broken/burnt beams" and a couple of bits... so we can just imagine the roof partially collapsed mmmmmkay?

OFF Topic / long weekend
« on: June 11, 2006, 12:13:00 AM »
whats everyone up to over the long weekend? personally... im at work, but hey... ya get that.

managed to go out for a quick fish.. but nothing to be caught today....

OFF Topic / aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
« on: June 05, 2006, 02:25:04 PM »
my god im bored...

The Humour Zone / Army Joke
« on: May 31, 2006, 04:43:35 PM »
A crusty old Sergeant Major found himself at a gala event hosted by a
local liberal arts college. There was no shortage of extremely young,
idealistic ladies in attendance, one of whom approached the Sergeant Major for conversation.
"Excuse me, Sergeant Major, but you seem to be a very serious man. Is
something bothering you?"
"Negative, ma'am. Just serious by nature."
"The young lady looked at his awards and decorations and said, "It looks
like you have seen a lot of action."
"Yes, ma'am, a lot of action."
The young lady, tiring of trying to start up a conversation, said, "You
know, you should lighten up a little. Relax and enjoy yourself."
The Sergeant Major just stared at her in his serious manner.
Finally the young lady said, "You know, I hope you don't take this the
wrong way, but when is the last time you had sex?"
"1955, ma'am."
"Well, there you are. You really need to chill out and quit taking
everything so seriously! I mean, no sex since 1955! She took his hand
and led him to a private room where she proceeded to "relax" him several
Afterwards, panting for breath, she leaned against! his bare chest and
said, "Wow, you sure didn't forget much since 1955!"
The Sergeant Major, glancing at his watch, said in his matter-of-fact
voice, "I hope not, it's only 2130 now."

The Humour Zone / more stupid people...
« on: May 31, 2006, 04:37:31 PM »
In Detroit, a 41-year-old man got stuck and drowned in two feet of water
after squeezing head first through an 18-inch-wide sewer grate to retrieve
his car keys.


A 49-year-old San Francisco stockbroker, who "totally zoned when he ran,"
accidentally jogged off a 100-foot-high cliff on his daily run.


Buxton, NC: A man died on a beach when an 8-foot-deep hole he had dug into the sand caved in as he sat inside it. Beach-goers said Daniel Jones, 21, dug the hole for fun, or protection from the wind, and had been sitting in a beach chair at the bottom Thursday afternoon when it collapsed, burying him beneath 5 feet of sand. People on the beach, on the outer banks, used their hands and shovels, trying to claw their way to Jones, a resident of Woodbridge, VA, but could not reach him. It took rescue workers using heavy equipment almost an hour to free him while about 200 people looked on. Jones was pronounced dead at a hospital.


Santiago Alvarado, 24, was killed in Lompoc, CA, as he fell face-first
through the ceiling of a bicycle shop he was burglarizing. Death was caused
when the long flashlight he had placed in his mouth (to keep his hands free)
rammed into the base of his skull as he hit the floor.


Sylvester Briddell, Jr., 26, was killed in Selbyville, Del, as he won a bet
with friends who said he would not put a revolver loaded with four bullets
into his mouth and pull the trigger.


The following mind-boggling attempt at a crime spree in Washington, DC
appeared to be the robber's first (and last), due to his lack of a previous
record of violence, and his terminally stupid choices:

1. His target was H&J Leather & Firearms, A gun shop specializing
in handguns.

2. The shop was full of customers - firearms customers.

3 To enter the shop, the robber had to step around a marked police
patrol car parked at the front door.

4. A uniformed officer was standing at the counter, having coffee
before work. Upon seeing the

officer, the would-be robber announced a hold-up, and fired a
few wild shots from a target pistol.

The officer and a clerk promptly returned fire, the police officer with a
9mm GLOCK 17, the clerk with a .50 DESERT EAGLE, assisted by several
customers who also drew their guns, several of whom also fired. The robber was pronounced dead at the scene by Paramedics. Crime scene investigators located 47 expended cartridge cases in the shop. The subsequent autopsy revealed 23 gunshot wounds. Ballistics identified rounds from 7 different weapons. No one else was hurt in the exchange of fire.



Paul Stiller, 47, was hospitalized in Andover township, NJ, and his wife
Bonnie was also injured, when a quarter- stick of dynamite blew up in their
car. While driving around at 2 AM, the bored couple lit the dynamite and
tried to toss it out the window to see what would happen, but apparently
failed to notice the window was closed.



Kerry Bingham had been drinking with several friends when one of them said they knew a person who had bungee-jumped from the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in the middle of traffic. The conversation grew more heated and at least 10 men trooped along the walkway of the bridge at 4:30 AM. Upon arrival at the midpoint of the bridge they discovered that no one had brought a bungee rope. Bingham, who had continued drinking, volunteered and pointed out that a coil of lineman's cable lay nearby. One end of the cable was secured around Bingham's leg and the other end was tied to the bridge. His fall lasted 40 feet before the cable tightened and tore his foot off at the ankle. He miraculously survived his fall into the icy river water and was rescued by two nearby fishermen. "All I can say" said Bingham, is that God was watching out for me on that night. There's just no other explanation for it." Bingham's foot was never located.

************************************************** ***********


Overzealous zookeeper Friedrich Riesfeldt (Paderborn, Germany) fed his
constipated elephant Stefan 22 doses of animal laxative and more than a
bushel of berries, figs and prunes before the plugged-up pachyderm finally
let it fly, and suffocated the keeper under 200 pounds of poop!
Investigators say ill-fated Friedrich, 46, was attempting to give the ailing
elephant an olive oil enema when the relieved beast unloaded on him. "The
sheer force of the elephant's unexpected defecation knocked Mr. Riesfeldt to the ground, where he struck his head on a rock and lay unconscious as the elephant continued to evacuate his bowels on top of him" said flabbergasted Paderborn police detective Erik Dern. With no one there to help him, he lay under all that dung for at least an hour before a watchman came along, and during that time he suffocated. It seems to be just one of those freak accidents that proves that "schei├če happens!"

The Humour Zone / stupidity awards...
« on: May 31, 2006, 04:36:45 PM »
1. When his 38-calibre revolver failed to fire at his intended victim
during a hold-up in Long Beach, California, would-be robber James Elliot
did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel
and tried the trigger again. This time it worked.....

And now, the honourable mentions:

2. The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat-cutting
machine and, after a little hopping around, submitted a claim to his
insurance company. The company expecting negligence sent out one of its
men to have a look for himself. He tried the machine and lost a finger.
The chef's claim was approved.

3. A man who shovelled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car
during a blizzard in Chicago returned with his vehicle to find a woman
had taken the space. Understandably, he shot her.

4. After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver
found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting
from Harare to Beltway had escaped. Not wanting to admit his
incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone
waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers to the
mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very excitable
and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn't discovered for 3

5. An American teenager was in the hospital recovering from serious
head wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he received
the injuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying to see how
close he could get his head to a moving train before he was hit.

6. A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the
counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer,
the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which
the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and
fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he
got from the drawer...$15. (If someone points a gun at you and gives you
money, is a crime committed?)

7. Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decided
that he'd just throw a cinderblock through a liquor store window, grab
some booze, and run. So he lifted the cinderblock and heaved it over
his head at the window. The cinderblock bounced back and hit the
would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious. The liquor store
window was made of Plexiglas. The whole event was caught on videotape.

8. As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man
grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the
woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher.
Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in
the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the
car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied,
"Yes, officer, that's her. That's the lady I stole the purse from."

9. The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a
Burger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan, at 5 a.m., flashed a gun, and
demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn't
open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered onion
rings, the clerk said they weren't available for breakfast. The man,
frustrated, walked away.


10. When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on
a Seattle street, he got much more than he bargained for. Police
arrived at the scene to find a very sick man curled up next to a motor
home near spilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the man admitted
to trying to steal gasoline and plugged his siphon hose into the motor
home's sewage tank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to
press charges, saying that it was the best laugh he'd ever had.

OFF Topic / Fishing...
« on: May 24, 2006, 09:20:16 AM »
any fisherman (or fisherwomen) amongst us out there?

i recently went lure fishing in a local creek and produced these two little guys, well not so little really (30cm and 45cm)...

was wondering if anyone had any 'secret' spots they wanted to share and what to expect there??? if ya tell me your spots  ill be happy to share where mine are.... mind you its only really practical for me to go fishing in region one sort of area.... although i would love a crack at some west coast spots... lol

SA Firefighter General / Snowys Outdoor Centre
« on: May 15, 2006, 04:05:27 PM »
I would like to notify all CFS personal including
volunteers that when shopping at Snowy's Outdoor that they will receive
a 10% discount on most purchases.

We do have a few exceptions to this discount and they are the following

Fridge/freezers and their accessories, Solar panels, Deep cycle
batteries, Ice boxes, UHF Radios, GPS's, some electrical appliances and
items that are already on a discount.

Proof of membership will be asked for when claiming the discount.

So I hope you will all take advantage of coming to Snowy's, which is
proudly SA owned and operated.

Our motto is to give the best service, advice, range and price.

We hope to see you all in store soon.

Kind regards

Peter Glade-Wright


**and no... im not peter, this is an email i recieved from another group...

Other Government Agencies / SES Station Numbers...
« on: April 18, 2006, 07:46:24 PM »
Not sure if anyones interested but just something ive been compiling as ive noticed these things...

METRO; 20's

STURT            73420
ENFIELD            72420
METRO SOUTH          72620
PROSPECT         73120
NOARLUNGA         72820


CLARE            75329
LAURA            75929
MURRAY BRIDGE         72729
BARMERA            73829
SNOWTOWN         77029
MT GAMBIER         74629
ROXBY DOWNS          76829
MARLA            76229
MINTABIE         76329
KANGAROO ISLAND         72529
KAPUNDA            75829
BERRI            73929
MAITLAND         77229
WAROOKA            76129
KINGSTON         74329

i was trying to work out what the final two digits may stand for and have come to the conclusion that it is to do with road crash units (29) Vs non-road crash units (20)... originally i thought it may be road crash responses Vs storm responses, but then one of the 29's getting responded to a flooding/salvage job blew that out of the water..

was also wondering if perhaps 20s were metro units whereas 29's were contry...

All Equipment discussion / stirling rescue helmets??
« on: April 13, 2006, 10:32:12 AM »
just noticed on the OZfire email group some pics of stirling boys at op. easter brake wearing what looked like SES helmets with visors... any benefit/reason for this??? anyone from stirling...

Other Government Agencies / A piece of history...
« on: April 05, 2006, 01:21:28 PM »
MFS Comms first time responding an SES unit...


also a new station code for those nutters out there...

SA Firefighter General / Road Crash Demo - Rundell Mall
« on: March 31, 2006, 07:44:47 PM »
A few pics of the demo on 31.03.06; sorry but it was a wee bit difficult to get diff pics from diff angles without losing my spot. paid to have friends in low places as it got tme on the other side of the tape, but they didnt want me wandering around too much as i was in civies.

OFF Topic / 145mb Fire Video (WA)
« on: March 21, 2006, 08:32:28 AM »
A ;ink someone posted on OzFire (not sure how many people here follow that.. anyway its a nice big structure fire (salvage yards) in Western Australia... interesting to note how poor there initial appliance placement of the first arriving was. also how long it took to actually start putting water out to protect an exposure,...

be sure to watch for the drunk idiots...

OFF Topic / what a tool... pretty athletic though.
« on: February 24, 2006, 09:31:53 AM »

ninja... idiot... whats the dif?

Incident Operations / another busy MFS day
« on: February 24, 2006, 09:06:04 AM »
between 0800 and 1040 i have been listening to a 2nd alarm domestic in dover gardens, small school fire in parafield gardens and now they have just transmitted k99 factory fire in melrose park...

LOL good day for the boys

Country Fire Service / dangerous occupation..
« on: February 24, 2006, 09:03:05 AM »
proves the dangers of concrete structures subjected to heat

OFF Topic / Rescue Me...
« on: February 21, 2006, 04:55:43 PM »
so, has anyone seen it? does anyone like it?

my girlfriend gave me the DVD set of season one, i liked it more than third watch... which its a lot like except that it cuts all the NYPD and EMS stuff out, mind you it still focus's more on sex than firefighting...

still nice to see some decent firefighting scenes.. course they love using the whole "back before 9/11" type line, which kinda gives ya the irrits after a while.

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