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The MFS callsigns are allocated by station number and appliance type. For example the first pump from Christie Downs which is station number 43 is Christie Downs 431, Christie Downs 439 is a Pump Rescue.

Metropolitan Area Stations

Number Station
20 Adelaide
21 Beulah Park
22 Paradise
24 Woodville
25 Port Adelaide
27 Marine
28 Largs North
30 Oakden
31 Golden Grove
32 Salisbury
33 Elizabeth
35 Gawler
36 Angle Park
37 Prospect
38 Angle Park Training Centre
40 St Marys
41 Camden Park
42 O'Halloran Hill
43 Christie Downs
44 Glen Osmond
45 Brooklyn Park
46 Seaford

Appliance Type Classification

Number Appliance type
1 First Pump
2 Second Pump
3 Skyjet
4 Heavy Rescue
5 Snorkel
6 First Hazmat
7 Ladder
8 4X4 Medium Pump
9 Pump Rescue
10 Canteen Unit
11 Third Pump
12 2wd Grassfire Unit 1000L
13 Second Skyjet
14 4wd Grassfire Unit 1000L
15 Second Snorkel
16 Second Hazmat
17 First Hook Lift Truck
19 CFS Rescue Vehicle
20 Hose Layer
21 Fourth Pump
22 2wd Grassfire Unit 2000L
24 4wd Grassfire Unit 2000L
25 Marine Vessel
27 Second Hook Lift Truck
28 CFS Hazmat Unit
29 SES Rescue
30 Air Filling Unit
31 Fifth Pump
32 2wd Grassfire Unit 3000L
34 4wd Grassfire Unit 3000L
37 Third Hook Lift Truck
38 Bus
39 Rescue Salvage Unit
42 Tanker 4000L Plus
71 Relief Pump
72 Relief Pump
73 Relief Pump
74 Relief Pump
75 Relief Pump
90 Incident Control - Comm's Bus
92 Incident Control - Comm's Bus 2
Car 30 Commander Metro North
Car 31 District Officer Metro North
Car 40 Commander Metro South
Car 41 District Officer Metro South
Car 66 District Officer South East
Car 71 Fire Cause Investigator
Car 74 Fire Cause Investigator
TC 381 Fire Training Appliance
TC 382 Fire Training Appliance

Country Command Stations



  West Coast Command
54 Port Lincoln
51 Port Augusta
52 Whyalla
  Riverland Command
60 Berri
61 Renmark
62 Loxton
  Mid North Command
50 Port Pirie
55 Peterborough
56 Burra
63 Tanunda
64 Kapunda
66 Kadina
67 Wallaroo
68 Moonta
  South East Command
70 Mount Gambier
71 Victor Harbor
72 Murray Bridge

CFS appliances entering MFS area use MFS talkgroups. Some suburbs that are on the metropolitan area fringe are dual response zones - meaning an appliance from each service may attend. When MFS appliances enter CFS area they use CFS talkgroups and communicate through to the local CFS station.

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