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)
Eden Hills brigade has moved into its new station. Building of the new station involved the demolition of the old station and environmental remediation of the site. During station construction Eden Hills appliances were housed at other Sturt Group stations and at the Wittunga Botanic Gardens.
The new station has 3 large bays capable of housing modern appliances with improved operational spaces and facilities for members.
New Eden Hills Fire Station
Old Eden Hills Station
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