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About Us

Welcome to the Blackwood Country Fire Service website.

Founded in 1950, Blackwood Country Fire Service along with Belair Country Fire Service, Eden Hills Country Fire Service, Belair National Park Country Fire Service, Coromandel Valley Country Fire Service and Cherry Gardens Country Fire Service covers the area of Craigburn Ward and The Park Ward of the City of Mitcham and sections of the City of Onkaparinga in the State of South Australia.

It is an area of 9200 hectares. The western part of the area has approximately 8000 homes (25000 residents), schools, hospitals, nursing homes and large shopping complexes. The eastern area is mainly rural which includes the Belair National Park. The southern area is mainly rural which includes the Sturt Gorge and Mt Bold Reservoir catchment area.


Brigade Leadership


All leaders of the brigade are elected every two years at our Annual General Meeting.

Jamie Emswiler


Tom Painter

1st Lieutenant

Matt Stratfold

2nd Lieutenant

Eddie Painter

3rd Lieutenant

Linton Dabinet

4th Lieutenant

Senior Firefighters

Julian Butler (SFF1), Neill Pagett (SFF2), James Colbert (SFF3), Ben Mathews (SFF4)