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CFS-SES joint facility at Port Lincoln near completion


The new CFS-SES joint facility at Port Lincoln is nearing completion.

The regional headquarters building at Matthew Place includes office accommodation, kitchen, toilets and a large operations centre, with radio and data communications facilities.

A joint CFS Brigade and SES Unit operations building comprising communications rooms, offices, kitchen, toilets and central operations room is also on the site.

Both CFS and SES have separate buildings for their respective appliances, including the SES marine craft.

Also included on the site are car parking facilities, a communications tower (30 metres in height) and water storage of 100,000 litres for on-site and fire fighting use.

Previously the joint regional headquarters was located in a leased building in Port Lincoln's shopping precinct.

The former SES Unit building was destroyed in the 23 December 2009 fire at Port Lincoln, and the CFS Brigade is currently located in a leased warehouse.

Other new facilities

  • A new two-bay CFS station is now under construction in Shannon Street, Birdwood following demolition of the old building.The operations building consists of a communications room, office, kitchen and toilets.

  • At Wilmington a new CFS Brigade station with three appliance bays has just commenced construction.The station will include a communications room, office, operations room, toilets and kitchen. The previous station on the site was demolished to make way for the new one.

  • A major extension to the joint CFS-SES facility at Saddleworth has commenced, with two new appliance bays being added. There's also a new communications room and changerooms.

  • At Curramulka the old CFS building was demolished and the new one-bay station was completed in December. Beside the bay it has a small operations building which includes areas for radio communications, kitchenette and toilet.

  • Georgetown has had a new appliance bay added to the existing building.

  • New projects currently in the planning stage include a Brigade station and Group Control Centre at Balaklava, a two-bay station at Hamley Bridge, a three-bay SES Unit at Campbelltown, six vehicle storage sheds on the Eyre Peninsula, and an extension of the CFS station at Burra to provide four new appliance bays.

New MFS Seaford building opened

The MFS has opened a new fire station at 41 Seaford Road, Seaford.

The Seaford Fire Station is staffed by 22 firefighters (across four shifts) providing prevention and community preparedness, operational preparedness, emergency response and community recovery services 24 hours per day, every day of the year.

It has a Rescue Appliance, with 3,800 litres per minute pumping capacity, and specialist tools to assist MFS personnel when responding to Road Accident Rescue.

The Station provides accommodation for up to two fire appliances and operational crews, as well as modern training and operational facilities.

It incorporates energy efficiency initiatives including 12kW of photo voltaic (solar) technology, water harvesting and water recycling.
  CFS_SES HQ Photo: Don Brice Photography
  The new joint CFS-SES headquarters at Port Lincoln. In the foreground is the joint operations building, to the right joint headquarters, at centre left the CFS appliance bay, and far left the SES appliance bay. The new MFS Seaford Fire Station
41 Seaford Road
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