Fire Updates

Cudlee Creek fire Day 14

Wednesday's team of 4 and Thursday's of 3 had good productive days. As are most of the tasks now, these were for kangaroos and koalas and some possums. And as is often the case, we've been to some properties several times - where green spaces are attractive to animals...

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Cudlee Creek Fire, Day 10

South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management (SAVEM) Inc is a Tier 2 Response and Recovery agency with a formal role in the State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP). SAVEM is a Participating Agency under Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA), as are groups such...

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Cudlee Creek Fire, Day 6

SAVEM has a Control desk in the Gumeracha Hall. We've installed our banner, making our presence easily identifiable. Dr Claire has been Operations Manager on Days 5 & 6 - Christmas Day and Boxing Day. SAVEM has one team out today with the capability of sending...

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Cudlee Creek Fire, South Australia, Day 4

Day 4 was a gruelling day, but with a number of good outcomes. One was "Charlie" the koala - named after Charlie the cherry-picker driver (from Taking Care Of Trees) who elevated Belinda and Rachel to the treetops. Charlie's mum had perished, and Charlie insisted on...

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Cudlee Creek Fire Day 2 SAVEM response

Two teams of SAVEM vets and nurses were active in the Cudlee Creek fireground throughout the day. We visited numerous farms and properties, attending to sheep, cattle, alpacas, horses and wildlife. This evening our vehicles have been restocked, reporting to PIRSA...

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Cudlee Creek Fire 20 December 2019

SAVEM has been Activated for the Cudlee Creek fire, and is on Standby. We will be attending a briefing at Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) on Saturday 21 December. PIRSA leads the Agriculture and Animal Services Functional Support Group in the State Emergency...

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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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