- $1.9 million, high-tech, SES facility officially opened today
- Facility can also operate as an incident control centre equipped to manage large-scale emergencies
A brand-new $1.9 million facility for the Geraldton-Greenough State Emergency Service (SES) will not only provide greater support for locals, but can also double as an incident control centre to manage large-scale emergencies in the wider region.
The purpose-built facility has room for seven vehicles, a large training area, a state-of-the-art communications room and a vertical rescue training tower.
It is the first permanent home for the Geraldton-Greenough SES unit in the last 25 years and was officially opened today by Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan.
The new facility is next to the Moonyoonooka Bush Fire Brigade which will help encourage closer collaboration between emergency services in the region.
Comments attributed to Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan:
"The SES provides an essential service to the WA community by responding to floods, fires, storms, land searches and rescues.
"This new $1.9 million state-of-the-art SES facility will improve response times, act as a back-up incident control centre when necessary and encourage closer collaboration between emergency services.
"It's great that the Geraldton-Greenough SES now have a purpose-built permanent home after having to move several times within the town.
"This modern headquarters is centrally located, purpose-built and equipped with the very latest in communication technology."
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