The Two Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade has been operating out of brigade captain Jeff Hord’s shed since its inception in 2006 and he said he |was looking forward to shifting equipment and training to a new station on Caraway Loop.
‘The best part is that we won’t have to be woken up in the middle of the night when people come to pick up the truck,’ he said.
‘It has been a long time coming.’
City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said it was great to see hardworking volunteers get a new facility.
‘The need for a new fire station for the growing communities of the northern suburbs and the surrounding bushland was imperative,’ Mrs Roberts said.
City infrastructure director Dennis Blair said they finalised the practical completion inspection last Thursday and they would arrange access to the building and facilities tomorrow (July 24).
Mr Hord said the new building would house their current fire truck, which carries 1500 litres, and accommodate training and a computer and radio room.
‘We have got radios set up in the shed, but they are on a table in the corner,’ he said.
‘The new set-up will be better.’
There are up to 40 people in the brigade but Mr Hord said it was always growing, with four cadets going through this weekend.
He said they had already started plans to extend the station and hoped to add a fire truck that could carry 3000 litres to their equipment.
The station was built using funding from the State Emergency Services Levy.