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Three major highways intersect at Tailem Bend, the Mallee Highway to Sydney (B12), the Princes Highway(B1) around the Coast and the notorious Dukes Highway(A8) which goes through to Melbourne. Unfortunately responses to road accidents continue to make up a lot of our workload.

We carry Lukas Spreaders, Cutters and Rams designed to disentagle casualties from vehicles.  Our operators undertake Nationally Accredited training in appropriate techniques and update their knowledge reguarly.

In the mid eighties the Brigade acquired some hand actuated Enerpac rescue equipment. SAPOL (SA Police) and SES (State Emergency Service) were handling this function at that time and response distances were very large. Members of the Tailem Bend Brigade attended one of the first ever VAR (Vehicle Accident Rescue) courses run for CFS members (at that time through SAPOL Accident Investigation). Both SA Fire Services began to provide this vital service to our communities.

                    Township                                               Karoonda Road                                      Prince Highway South                                    Princes Highway East
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cab
 
Result of truck accident on the Dukes Highway.
This is the cab of a prime mover which has separated and travelled
some distance from the vehicle.
The normalistation on this frequent heavy vehicle route causes
considerable delays (below).crane
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bottle truck
A terrible mess on the Princes Highway (South)
when a truck carrying empty bottles overturned. And other when a truck ends up on the main water pipeline on the Dukes and Mallee Highway Intersections.
pipeline