The Oakbank - Balhannah Country Fire Service brigade is located in the Onkaparinga Valley in the Adelaide Hills of
South Australia - about 40 km from Adelaide. We are situated on the Main Road in Balhannah.
We have 50 volunteer members, and control an area of about 400 kmē. Anything outside our area is covered by other brigades in our Onkaparinga Group: Woodside CFS, Lobethal CFS and Lenswood/Forrest Range CFS.

We have three appliances at our disposal:

Balhannah 14: 1000 Litres, 4WD (Ford F350)
Balhannah 24: 2000 Litres, 4WD (Hino)
Balhannah 34: 3000 Litres, 4WD (Hino)

Typical incidents we repond to are:

1.Fires - Rural Grass Fires, Bush Fires Structure / House / Factory / Shed Fires
HAZMAT Hazardous Material / Chemical Spill Decontamination
Vehicle Accidents
Natural Disaster - Storm Damage / Flooding

Our station consists of 1 captain, 4 lieutenants, 5 senior FF and the remainder are all FF.

Come and visit us on

Gilbert v. d. Aue
BA - Officer