Brigade Information - Lyndoch

 

Welcome to the Lyndoch CFS Brigade

Lyndoch CFS has its own web site with more information - please click on the link under Lyndoch on the left to access this site. Thank You.

A little history ....

Old Lyndoch Station The Lyndoch Emergency & Fire Service (EFS) was formed when a concerned group of local farmers and town residents decided to initiate and form a fire fighting organisation in March 1975.

The Emergency & Fire Service (EFS) was renamed the Country Fire Service (CFS) in 1977.

The Brigades first Captain was Winston Daly, from March 1975 to August 1991.

The Lyndoch CFS Brigade occupies the original site when first formed, at 33 Gilbert Street, Lyndoch, sharing amenities with the Barossa Council's Lyndoch Maintenance Depot. (The photo on the right shows the old station)

The first appliance was an International D1410 vehicle purchased for the Brigade by a grant of $18,000.00 being allocated from the then District Council of Barossa.

The $18,000.00 was not only to purchase and set up a type 24 appliance (2000 litre, four-wheel drive), but also enable a shed to be constructed to house the appliance.

As was the case with other EFS Brigades, all of the bodywork and plumbing fabrication for the fire appliance also the structural and internal fittings for the station were undertaken by the dedicated group of original members.

The International D1410, was sold and replaced in January 1991 by a modern Hino GT 175 type 34 appliance (3000 litre, four-wheel drive), the current LYNDOCH 34.

The International D1410 appliance returned to the Lyndoch Brigade in February 1993 as a result of council amalgamations, giving the Lyndoch CFS Brigade two appliances, LYNDOCH 34 and LYNDOCH 24.

LYNDOCH 24 was replaced in November 1995 with a Ford F350 type 14 appliance (1000 litre, four-wheel drive) LYNDOCH 14, as a result of the CFS policy regarding the replacement of vehicles after 20 years of service.

The change to an F350 was also helped by changes occurring within neighbouring brigades where appliances and equipment were also being upgraded.

A further policy change required that appliances are diesel powered and as a result, the F350 type14 was replaced in December 2000 with a Mitsubishi Dual Cabin Canter, the current LYNDOCH 14.

Today ....

Since then a number of appliance changes have occurred within the Brigade. LYNDOCH 14 was swapped with Neales Flat for their 24 and LYNDOCH 34 was replaced with LYNDOCH 34P. The Barossa Group has also been given a Bulk Water Carrier (BWC) and this is housed at the 'new' Lyndoch Station.

The brigade currently has about 28 firefighters and a small number of Operational Support members with other community members working in non-operational areas together with landholders who operate private units to support the Lyndoch CFS Brigade.

The Lyndoch 34P and 24 appliances are equipped with, compressed air breathing apparatus (CABA), 240v generator plants, flood lights, chainsaw, Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) Fan and other equipment to operate safely and effectively at the many and varied incidents the CFS attends.

The Road Crash -Rapid Intervention equipment was purchased with the assistance of the Community and the Lyndoch CFS Brigade fund raising over the years, as a result of the need for this type of equipment being identified due to

The Lyndoch CFS Brigade has consistently responded to about a ninety five (95) calls each financial year since 2002/2003. This compares to the 10 calls per year in the late 1970's and early 1980's, to the 20 calls per year in the late 1980's and early 1990's.

In 2012 after many years of waiting Lyndoch had its station replaced with a very modern structure.

 

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Updated: October 2012