Fire Updates

Paracombe Fire, 17 April 2019

SAVEM has been Activated by PIRSA for this fire. The SAVEM Coordinator has met for briefing with the CFS Incident Controller today. The fire is uncontrolled and there is no access for Tier 2 responders, such as SAVEM, at this point. The CFS will contact SAVEM directly...

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Mount Compass Fire – 3 February 2019

SAVEM has been Activated by Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) for the purpose of assisting with injured wildlife at this fire. Emergency Service personnel, landowners, residents and other members of the public who find injured wildlife as a result of the Mount...

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Pinery Fire Update December 4

One SAVEM team of two veterinarians and two nurses left Adelaide University Roseworthy Campus at about 1130. Conditions were very warm, but the wind was much less severe that previous days. Task list included horses, a dog, cat, goat and kangaroos. The first call was...

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Pinery Fire: SAVEM sit-rep Monday 30 November 2015

Pinery Fire: SAVEM sit-rep Monday 30 November 2015 Local weather conditions were very hot and windy, with temps of 32C and gusty northwesterly winds. Large quantities of airborne sand and dust made visibility less than 20m on the fireground at times. Dangerous flare...

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Kyeema Fire News – November 2015

SAVEM ACTIVATION REPORT – KYEEMA FIRE 19, 20 & 22 November 2015 SAVEM was Activated for the Kyeema fire by the PIRSA State Controller on Thursday, 19 November. Overnight intelligence from the fireground, via a PIRSA staff member who is also a CFS volunteer, was...

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Sampsons Flat Bushfire News – January 2015

Update (18th Jan) Fourteen SAVEM volunteers attended the Kersbrook Triage centre and formed two field teams. This was supplemented today by 9 Fauna Rescue volunteers, who were provided with safety briefing, additional PPE and WICEN vehicle-to-vehicle radios. Surviving...

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Sampsons Flat Bushfire News – January 2015

Update (17th Jan) Fourteen volunteers again met at Kersbrook Triage centre. Twenty taskings were undertaken in 3 teams. Three koalas were released and 3 euthanased kangaroos were collected by Animal Welfare League. A few sheep are still receiving follow up care. One...

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Sampsons Flat Bushfire News – January 2015

Update (16th Jan) Fourteen volunteers attended the Kersbrook Triage Centre and undertook 17 taskings. These resulted in 2 koalas being transferred to Adelaide Zoo, and euthanasia of several joeys and kangaroos. After this length of time in the fireground, animals are...

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