The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Wamberal Brigade is welcoming the investment of more than $360,000 in the Central Coast District with the official opening of extensions to their station.
Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, joined NSW RFS Acting Deputy Commissioner, Bruce McDonald, at the official opening in August, where they inspected the new extensions and thanked volunteers for their ongoing commitment to the Central Coast area and the Service.
Crouch said the new $360,000 improvements to the station would provide enhanced support to volunteers as well as the communities they protect.
“This will further help members of the Wamberal Brigade assist with vehicle movements, brigade station maintenance and the fighting of fires locally,” Crouch said.
“We continually see how hard our skilled firefighters and support crews work to keep us safe when bush fires and emergency situations threaten and I offer my sincere thanks and gratitude to all the NSW RFS members for their outstanding efforts.”
Act Dept Comm McDonald said the NSW RFS is working cooperatively with the state and local governments and is committed to providing volunteer firefighters with the equipment, infrastructure and resources they need to carry out the important work of protecting their local communities from fire and other incidents.
“This facility provides our volunteers with the space to perform vital activities away from the fireground and features two truck bays to allow the storage of emergency response vehicles.
“Members of this Brigade can continue to protect their community from bushfires as well as a diverse array of incidents including structure and vehicle fires, motor vehicle accidents and assisting in search and rescue.
“I would like to take this time to praise all our volunteers for their ongoing efforts each and every day, particularly when dealing with emergencies here in the Central Coast District.
“We also thank the family, friends, employers and colleagues of these and all volunteers.
“We know it takes their ongoing support and patience which in turn enables Rural Fire Service volunteers to do what they do,” he said.
Media release, Aug 21
NSW Rural Fire Service Media