Welcome to the website of the Stirling brigade; part of the Country Fire Service (CFS) in South Australia. Located on Avenue Road in Stirling, the brigade provides a fire and rescue service to the communities of Stirling, Crafers, Crafers West and Heathfield, as well as providing support to Aldgate, Bridgewater, Upper Sturt, and Piccadilly and on occasions Adelaide.
The brigade is based in a large urban centre with the main structure threats being housing, multi storey complexes, hotels, hospital, aged care facilities, shopping centres, communication facilities and major transport routes. The response area includes large areas of native vegetation, significant park areas, with semi rural residential living. The area has several class B structure risks and the S-E freeway (M1) and Adelaide-Melbourne railway. The brigade provides specialist roles in Road Crash Rescue and Hazmat for Mt Lofty and supports neighbouring Groups.
Stirling CFS attends around 300 incidents annually, this follows a long-term trend of increasing numbers of incidents. The most significant response types are structural (house fires etc.) and vehicle related incidents including those involving heavy transport and vehicles on the M1 SE freeway between Glen Osmond (with MFS) and Hahndorf.