Tanker Appeal

The Sturt Country Fire Service (CFS) Group is very happy to announce that the tanker appeal has reached the fund raising target and construction is almost complete and is in the final stages of checkout. The tanker will be delivered in October 2015 and will have full operational capability by the start of the 2015-16 fire danger season.

Here is a video produced by the manufacturer Moore Engineering showcasing the Compressed Air Foam System.

The tanker carries 13,000 L of water and be stationed at Cherry Gardens. The call sign of the tanker with be Sturt BWC13 where BWC stands for Bulk Water Carrier.

The tanker is fitted with a compressed air foam system (CAFS) capable pump. The Sturt Group currently has two CAFS appliances (Eden Hills 14 and Blackwood 24) however this will be the first Bulk Water Carrier in the CFS fleet with this capability.

Ongoing Appeal

While the goal of funding a second tanker for the group has been reached we continually strive to provide the best possible Fire and Rescue Service to the residents of our area. The ongoing fund raising by the Sturt Group goes towards providing equipment and training beyond the base level funded by the state.

Donations can be made via the following methods:

Direct Debit
Sturt Country Fire Service Group Fundraising
BSB 065 132, Account Number 10192913

In Person
At the counter of Fire & Rescue Australia 190 Main Road Blackwood
Sims Refrigeration 188 Main Road Blackwood.

Early in 2014 the Sturt Group will mail an appeal letter to house holds in the Sturt Group area. This will contain a postage paid envelope for donations via Credit Card or Check.

Donation Beacons and Helmets
Local business are supporting this important appeal by hosting donation boxes (beacons and helmets) on their counters and in their shops.  Please support these businesses and the appeal at the following locations.

Sheoak Cafe 38 Sheoak Rd
Belair Supermarket 6 Main Rd
Encore Hairdressers 6 Main Rd
Belair Bakery 6 Main Rd
House Of Zen Restuarant 6 Main Rd
Belair Fine Wines 9 Russell St
Ackermanns Bakery 183d Main Rd
Blackwood Dry Cleaners 219 Main Rd
Blackwood Hire Centre 176 Main Rd
Blackwood Butchers 372 Shepherds Hill Rd
Banner Mitre 10 191 Main Rd
Blackwood RSL 1 Brighton Pde
John Spick Pharmacy 376 Shepherds Hill Rd
Tyre Power 205 Main Rd
True Value Hardware 235 Main Rd
Waggon Wheels Fruit Market Foodland Shopping Centre, Main Rd
NewsXpress newsagents 5/10 Coromandel Pde
Cellabrations 243 Main Rd
Montagna Café 11/10 Coromandel Pde
Fire and Rescue Australia 190 Main Rd
Tyres & More 169 Main Rd
Fancy Burger 237 Main Rd
Blackwood Recycling Depot Main Rd behind Blackwood Railway Station
Coromandel Valley
Corro Meats 378a Main Rd
Duck Inn 393 Main Rd
Sandersons Livestock & Garden Centre 432 Main Rd
Sleepers and Creepers 395 Main Rd
The Orchard Food Store & Café 401 Main Rd
Joans Pantry 7 Watahuna Ave
Belair Hotel 141 Main Rd

Alternative offers of support or methods of donation can be arranged by contacting 8370 3600.


We sincerely thank you for your past and ongoing support of your Local Fire Service, the Sturt CFS Group.