- Career fire and rescue station officially opens today
- Increased capacity to service the growing Great Southern community
Albany's emergency services have been given a boost with the opening of a new state-of-the-art career fire and rescue station today (May 4).
Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan said the new station on North Road, completed at an estimated cost of $7 million, provided Albany's firefighters with an excellent base to serve the community.
The new, purpose-built station can accommodate 12 career firefighters and the facility includes technologically advanced training equipment, an innovative personal hygiene facility and a large six bay engine room.
The station is strategically located to provide improved response times, with easier access to the major road networks in and around the Albany area.
Mr Logan said the McGowan Government was committed to supporting the continued growth of Western Australian communities such as Albany and the Great Southern region.
For more information about the Fire and Rescue Service, visit http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan:
"Albany's career and volunteer firefighters are attending more incidents than ever before, with more than 250 in the last year.
"Our firefighters work tirelessly to protect Albany and the McGowan Government is committed to ensuring they are well-equipped to deal with emergency incidents.
"This facility will not only benefit the career firefighters, but the wider community with a more efficient and co-ordinated response to emergencies including fires, road crash rescues and chemical spills across the region."
Minister's office - 6552 6300