City of Gosnells’ new emergency operations centre to open


Lieutenant Bill Ellis, Rod Wallington and Gosnells Deputy Mayor Teresa Lynes with emergency services members. Picture: Jon Hewson d480143
Lieutenant Bill Ellis, Rod Wallington and Gosnells Deputy Mayor Teresa Lynes with emergency services members. Picture: Jon Hewson d480143

THE City of Gosnells’ new, multimillion-dollar emergency operations centre is finally opening its doors to the public.

Residents will have their first chance to see inside the $4.2 million centre in Beckenham since it opened last summer as part of a community open day.

From 10am-2pm on Sunday, March 11, community members can tour the facility and chat to bush fire brigade, SES and police officers about fire prevention, storm safety, community safety and more.

Vehicles, including a vintage fire truck, will be on display and visitors can have a go in the RAC rescue helicopter simulator or test their skills on a climbing wall.

The facility features five drive-through bays for the bush fire brigade and five for the SES units, separate offices and storage areas, and large common-use areas including a training room, outdoor area, kitchen and bathroom facilities.

There are dedicated operations and communications rooms, a vehicle wash down area, specialised training facilities for fire and rescue drills and outdoor lighting for night training.

For more information about the emergency operations centre community open day, visit www.gosnells.wa.gov.au/homegrown.

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