The new Vincent Career Fire and Rescue Station has opened it’s doors today, with Emergency Services Minister, Fran Logan, boasting a boost to response to emergencies within the Perth CBD and surrounding areas.
The $19 million dollar station is set to ease pressure on Perth Fire Station; the State’s busiest, leaving it available to respond to high priority calls.
Being able to respond to twice as many call outs than any other station, will see the new stations handle 3,000 call outs per year, assisting with incidents including high rise building fires, vehicle accidents, hazardous material spills and bushfires.
The new facility also has an increased accommodation capacity, allowing for further expansion.
The fire house is currently home to 8 firefighters, but can accommodate up to 18 as the station grows.
Various training equipment has also been implemented to help firefighters maintain and enhance their vital skills.
Emergency Services Minister, Fran Logan, said a 30% increase to Perth’s population has attributed to more people visiting, working and living in the city than ever before.
“This has put a strain on emergency services, and the new Vincent Fire Station is vital to ensure there are additional resources to protect the community and infrastructure within the inner city,”
“This will help reduce response times when minutes can potentially be the difference between life and death in emergencies,” Mr Logan said.