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SACFS Vintage Appliances / Collection of vehicles.....
« on: September 27, 2013, 08:27:20 PM »
hi there all

Haven't been on the site for a while updating pictures of my collection:

First one - ex army fire service - but was used as a CFS vehicle at the old township of Kingoonya.

Fitted with a Coventry climax 500gpm pump - 400lt of water, towing additional 400lt in the trailer

The second is EX Snowy Hydro Fire Fly one of 4 brought into Australia - with 3 remaining

Fitted with 300gpm Coventry Climax fire pump - 300lts water

These two are Ex Woomera Emergency Service - which were then used with the EFS & Jervious & Bute

Both fitted with AMAG rear PTO driven fire pumps with 300lt water.

Group picture


SA Firefighter General / Hi there all
« on: September 27, 2013, 05:56:19 PM »
Hi there all

Well after a break and change of jobs I am back to check out the website.


Country Fire Service / Where are the foum members located?
« on: July 12, 2006, 02:59:32 PM »
Hi there all

Just wanting to get an idea of where users of SA Firefighters web forum are located.

All the best.


Country Fire Service / Pagers?
« on: July 11, 2006, 04:26:26 AM »
just a question for the forum:

I have been a member with a Urban CFS brigade area where we never had a siren at the Fire Station - just pagers for alerts.  I now reside within a rural area where the siren is well respected and it brings the community alive when sounding (especially during the summer)

We have pagers as well - but its amazing when on a rare occasion we miss our weekly siren testing and the community asks why?

My question to the forum is: since the introduction of pagers a few years back could we be loosing this community alert/notification - as I have seen allot of the newer stations loose there sirens or not use them as they have pagers?

I am after peoples views & ideas.

Many thanks


Country Fire Service / Thanks - Horrocks Pass Fires
« on: January 07, 2006, 03:37:07 PM »
Hi there

Some thing we in society on occasions forget to do - that is thanking people for there efforts.

As a resident of the Wilmington area I would like to pass on my thanks to the strike teams and all the other brigades whom assisted us with the fires at Horrocks Pass on the weekend.

Its one thing that amazes me with the CFS comradeship and the helping volunteering spirit - top effort people, especially to give up your new years eve to help others.

Thanks again for your efforts.


Country Fire Service / Rural Fire Prepardness.
« on: November 02, 2005, 08:12:02 AM »
Hi there all

I would like to ask a question to the forum.  I reside within a rural area (High fire risk during the summer periods).  As many can vouch there is allot of people opting for the rural life with a small parcel of land and resident (great country living)

I was asked the other day by our neighbors to show him what we have in place(Fire Prevention wise)as he was aware I work within the Emergency Services Industry.  I showed him our two fire pumps, ample water storage good clear fire breaks around house etc, with sprinklers and fire hose reals at two locations around our house.

With this there also has to be training & Maintenance, the pump must start and pump water - power isolation (roof mounted solar power)

This prompt him to ask the question "is there business who can help people like him to better prepare themselfs" - some would say "leave" this is up to the individual but is there anyone whom can professionally help people like this.

He did visit his Regional CFS Office whom gave him a lovely glossy pamphlet - but what he needs is some one to visit his home to give him some advise -to better prepare themselfs, and I assume there would be allot others in similar situations.

Many thanks


SACFS Vintage Appliances / Cummins Old Fire Unit - Dodge
« on: October 12, 2005, 03:30:55 AM »
Hi there

A picture of the old fire truck from Cummins (Dodge):


SACFS Vintage Appliances / Old CFS Vehicles.
« on: October 12, 2005, 03:24:39 AM »


Country Fire Service / Wangary Bushfire - Independent Review.
« on: September 22, 2005, 10:24:57 PM »
Hi there all

Was sent the link to the independent review of circumstances surrounding the Eyre Peninsular Bushfire of 10th and 11th January 2005.

all the best


SACFS Vintage Appliances / Clare Valley EFS (Nissan & Blitz)
« on: September 08, 2005, 01:26:04 AM »
Hi there all

Here is some pictures of the vintage fire trucks used for the Royal Show CFS display.

Hope you enjoy


SACFS Vintage Appliances / EFS 1951 - Land Rover Champion Fire Engine
« on: August 30, 2005, 03:21:51 PM »
Hi there all

Its a 1951 SWB Land Rover - location of were it was stationed is unknown as the vehicle was a basket case (due to the steel water tank rusting out)

Currently being totally rebuilt to the original plans.  If anyone can shed any light on where the vehicle was stationed it would be greatfully appreciated.

I have enclosed the initial pamphlet of the vehicle built by a Australian Land Rover agent based in Adelaide (Champions)

Within the CFS book - tried by fire there is a brief picture of the vehicle (I think) but there is no visall of the pump etc.

Many thanks


SACFS Vintage Appliances / Old EFS truck pictures
« on: August 30, 2005, 03:15:35 PM »
Hi there

Thought you all might like.

SAMFS Vintage Appliances / SAMFS Trucks
« on: August 30, 2005, 03:12:39 PM »
Hi there

I have some pictures of some old appliances from SAMFS.

Thanks for looking


SACFS Vintage Appliances / Series IIA 1964 Land Rover Fire Engine.
« on: August 30, 2005, 03:00:57 PM »
Hi there

The second of my vehicles is a 1964 Ex Army Fire Tender - after is Military life it was used at the now closed township in the far North of SA (Kingoonya) - histroy is a little vague but believed to be bought by the Kingoonya township people for fire protection.

I purchased the vehicle in 1999 and it it currently being totally rebuilt as the bore water through the pump has had catastrophic effect (total rebuild of the pump).

It has a 500 gallon per minute PTO driven center mounted pump (Coventry Climax) but with a water carrying capacity of 450Lt.  When it was purchased it was still fully stowed (Hoses-branches and a set of unusual black diamond rescue gear)

Thanks for looking



SACFS Vintage Appliances / EX EFS Series I Land Rover Fire Engine
« on: August 30, 2005, 02:48:03 PM »
Hi there all

As the Moderator of the site - I am passionate about preserving our Fire Fighting History, I have a vast collection of gear which branches out into collection Fire Engines.

I have always been passionate about the Land Rovers, and I purchased this vehicle in 2000 - from the Wellington area.

Its a 1958 Series I Land Rover Ex Woomera Emergency Services - done only 12000 miles.  Its fitted with a PTO driven 300 gallon per minute pump.

Its totally original except for the white paint - the original red colour is visable under some of the wear and tear marks.

Thanks for looking


SAMFS Vintage Appliances / Moderator "Historical Section"
« on: August 30, 2005, 02:32:19 PM »
Hi there all

This new section is for historical MFS vehicles & Equipment - please feel free to post pictures and information etc. 

If you have any problems please feel free to contact me.

Many thanks


SACFS Vintage Appliances / Moderator "Historical Section".
« on: August 30, 2005, 02:24:23 PM »
Hi there all

This new section is for historical CFS vehicles & equipment - please feel free to post pictures and information etc. 

If you have any problems please feel free to contact me.

Many thanks


Country Fire Service / Biological or Radioactive terrorist attack
« on: August 13, 2005, 05:38:12 PM »
Hi there

What does the forum think of this article - true or false.

05 August 2005

Source: The Advertiser

COUNTRY Fire Service volunteers are ill-equipped to deal with a biological or radioactive terrorist attack, but have been told they would be called upon in such circumstances, the State Opposition says.

Liberal Emergency Services spokesman Angus Redford said yesterday it was "alarming" that CFS volunteers lacked sufficient training at a time of growing terrorism concerns.

However, the Government has rejected Mr Redford's claims, saying the Metropolitan Fire Service was the "lead agency" for chemical and biological responses and CFS volunteers had received "basic training" so they could recognise risks and call for more experienced personnel.

Mr Redford said the Jamestown CFS brigade had received a six-hour training session in dealing with chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) hazards and had been told it was "fully trained".

"The brigade volunteers were also informed that they could also be called on to assist in the aftermath of a CBR incident anywhere in Australia. These events could range from a minor chemical spill to a major terrorist attack using biological or even radioactive weapons."

But Emergency Services Minister Carmel Zollo said the MFS employed three full-time chemical and biological specialists and the CFS also had "fully trained specialists" in this area.

"CFS volunteers are provided with basic . . . training so that they can recognise potential risks, isolate those risks and then call for more experienced personnel to attend," she said.

The CFS said it had 346 trained hazardous-material operators, including a state HAZMAT brigade.

Country Fire Service / Fire Engines
« on: June 11, 2005, 05:39:45 PM »
Hi there all

I write a small section for a Land Rover Club based in SA (Adelaide) - Land Rover Heritage Society

We are only a new club but have attracted several members with Land Rover Fire Engines which are in various states of restoration.  We would love to hear about other Land Rover which may have been used within the fire service you may know about.

Attached is a link to web page: - after opening click on the "Fire Engine" section

Many thanks for looking. 


Country Fire Service / Museum?
« on: June 11, 2005, 09:38:28 AM »
Hi there all

Just a question for the Forum.

Considering and looking at the option of starting a fire Museum in SA - I would like to get some feed back from the forum as to how do think it would go?

Please feel free to have your say?

Many thanks for looking


« on: May 27, 2005, 05:26:20 PM »
Hi there all.

For those whom are into restored or restoring fire fighting vehicles, give this short cut to the SAFER (South Australia Fire Equipment Restorer) site a try.

The site is only in its infancy but has a great potential for restorers of Fire Engine/Trucks.

Have a look


Country Fire Service / SAFER site
« on: May 27, 2005, 05:20:09 PM »
Hi there all.

For those whom are into restored or restoring fire fighting vehicles, give this short cut to the SAFER (South Australia Fire Equipment Restorer) site a try.

The site is only in its infancy but has a great potential for restorers of Fire Engine/Trucks.

Have a look


Forum Suggestions / Vintage Fire Engines/Trucks
« on: April 24, 2005, 03:33:28 PM »
Hi there

First time on the site - what a great site - exellent idea.

I would like to see a section on vintage Fire Engines/Trucks - there is alot around in the back of shed/stations .  It would be good if we could have an area set asside to display these great old vintage machines (pictures eg a gallery)

I would like to start the section with three vintage fire vehicles.

many thanks


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