There are current updates on CFS incidents and alerts through the following:
- Bushfire Information Hotline - 1800 362 361 (TTY 133 677)
- Radio - local ABC Adelaide (891AM) or FIVEaa (1395AM)
- Television - ABC News (formerly called ABC News 24 or ABC24) or SkyNews
- plus the other methods in the Stay Informed section below
Note: You can get alerts on your phone (similar to the AlertSA app) by installing an RSS feed reader app such as Hooks (app store or play store links) and loading the CFS RSS feeds above into it.
Or you can view the RSS feed in a web browser using something like: feedbucket
Note: In the event of a power outage to the district then the mobile phone and NBN towers only have battery power for approx 4 hours (varies a little). If you still have a copper landline phone/ADSL then the Scott Creek telephone exchange battery power lasts for approx 12-24 hours. None of these have generator power so once they are out of battery then that's it. Even if you have solar power or a generator at your home there will be nothing at the other end for your phone or computer to connect to.
At this point you will be unable even to call 000 to report an emergency.
The only options available to you then is to use a satellite phone (if you have one), drive out of the district (assuming you can) to an area that has power or a working mobile phone tower, or you can attend your nearest CFS fire station (assuming it's manned) and we can use the GRN (SA Govt Radio Network) to contact the Adelaide Fire communications centre to dispatch any emergency service.
Bushfire Prevention and Preparedness
Browse the CFS website. In particular:
Information from Bushfire Ready Community Session 2017