THE TAILEM BEND BRIGADEis a part of the South Australian Country Fire Service
which has 16 000 volunteers in 430 stations throughout the state. Our
main emergency response activities are fires and road crash rescue but
we cover all emergency incidents in the area. The Brigade serves many
functions in the community aside from emergency
responses. The Brigade is active in prevention and community
services. Members train fron 1400 hours every Sunday afternoon at the
station which is located at 50
Railway Terrace. New recruits receive comprehensive training and may
later train in specialised in areas.
Currently the Brigade houses two multipurpose fire appliances. The "24P" is an Isuzu Dual Cab 4WDwith a 500
GPM pump and a past the pump foam proportioner. This unit carries 4
breathing apparatus sets and a full set of Lucas Road Crash Rescue
Equipment. The lead Rural Unit, "A24" is a single cab Hino built in
1990 at the Country Fire Authority
Workshops in Victoria. This appliance, which has served us faithfully
is due for replacement soon. More pictures and information on past and
present appliances can be found on the appliances page.
Brigade carries out a varied workload. It can be called upon to
stabilise and normalise any emergeny situation. Our day to day work
involves bushfires, structural fires and road accidents. Our crews
provide initial response in the immediate area and back up responses to
surrounding areas. Members have travelled both across the state and
interstate as part of "strike team" responses to large scale
emergencies. More information and photographs of our workload can be
found on the incidents page.
situated 107 kilometres South East of Adelaide and is on the banks of
the River Murray. It has highway and rail links to the Eastern seaboard
of Australia. Three major highways interstect at Tailem Bend.