The SA Country Fire Service’s 13,500 volunteers were kept extremely busy over the 2022-23 financial year, with crews responding to more than 10,000 incidents – a 10 per cent increase from the previous year for the state’s largest emergency service.
CFS volunteers attended more than two thousand road crash rescue incidents, nearly 1,400 rural fires, 156 HazMat incidents and 366 structure fires across South Australia.
Despite the overall increase of incidents at many of our 425 brigades, State Duty Commander Matt Davis said the outcome could have been much worse with The total hours our crews were required at incidents plummeted to 691,125 – compared to the one million hours we have been used to seeing in previous years,”
In the Flinders ranges, Mid North and Pastoral Areas, crews were required at incidents for 6,828 hours over 821 incidents.
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