Bunbury community’s emergency services have been given a boost with the opening
of a new state-of-the-art career fire station.
and Emergency Services Commissioner Wayne Gregson said the new $7.2 million
station on Bussell Highway provides Bunbury’s firefighters with an excellent
base to serve the community.
firefighters are attending more incidents than ever before, and this new fire
station has been designed with the potential for further expansion,” Commissioner
the last year alone they responded to more than 700 incidents - an increase of
200 compared to previous years.
work tirelessly to protect our communities and the Department of Fire and
Emergency Services is committed to ensuring they are well-equipped to deal with
new purpose-built station can accommodate 12 firefighters and provides them
with increased training facilities, including a confined space rescue tower, to
enhance their skills.
is also equipped with better accommodation spaces enabling recuperation between
call-outs, and an innovative contamination facility to ensure firefighters are
free from contaminants when returning from incidents.
Gregson said the new station would support the growing community in Bunbury and
the South West region.
facility will not only benefit the firefighters, but the wider community with a
more efficient and coordinated response to emergencies including fires, road
crash rescues and chemical spills across the region.”