Late in the evening of Friday 2/1/15 the Sturt Group strike team was responded to assist in combating a large fire burning out of control in the Adelaide Hills to the North East of Adelaide. The Sturt Group strike team consisted of 5 appliances, one bulk water carrier and one command car. The strike team appliances remained in the area for more than 2 days with crews being rotated every 12 hours.
In addition to fire fighting crews a number of Sturt Group members were part of the incident management team providing operational and logistical support.
Sturt Group Strike Team staging at the Sampson Flat Fire (Photo Ashley Hosking – CFS promotions unit)
Belair 34P pumps and rolls to contain a running grass fire at the Sampson Flat Fire (Photo Ashley Hosking – CFS promotions unit)
Eden Hills 34 at the Sampson Flat Fire (Photo Ashley Hosking – CFS promotions unit)
Belair 34P at the Sampson Flat Fire (Photo Ashley Hosking – CFS promotions unit)
During October personnel and two appliances from the Sturt CFS Group deployed to NSW as part of the SA component assisting in combating a number of fires burning across the state.
Cherry Gardens 34 and Coromandel Valley 24 Staged with other SACFS appliances for convoy to NSW
Members of the strike team the Sturt Group appliances were in
Inside the cab of Cherry Gardens 34 on deployment to NSW
Cherry Gardens 34 on deployment in NSW
On Sunday the 17th of February both Eden Hills 14 and Blackwood 24 headed to Kangaroo Island for a 3 day deployment. These appliances are equipped with compressed air foam system (CAFS) pumps capable of generating large volumes of foam. This capability will be deployed on a timber mill fire at Macgillivray in an attempt to smother burning piles.
Eden Hills 14