- The State’s newest $19 million fire station has officially opened in West Perth
- New station will address high demand for emergency services in Perth and surrounds
- Vincent station will ease the burden on Perth Fire Station, which is the State’s busiest
Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan today opened the new Vincent Career Fire and Rescue Station that will boost the response to emergencies within the Perth central business district and surrounding areas.
The $19 million facility will house specially trained firefighters who respond to a wide range of incidents, including high-rise building fires, vehicle accidents, hazardous material spills and bushfires.
The new station will ease pressure on the Perth Fire Station, which responds to twice as many call-outs as any other station in the State, amounting to 3,000 call-outs a year.
With four appliances, including a heavy rescue pump, Vincent Fire Station will help reduce response times to incidents in the city, and help free up the Perth Fire Station to respond to high priority calls.
The new station is designed with large appliance bays and increased accommodation capacity to allow for further expansion for decades to come.
It also includes advanced training equipment that will help firefighters maintain and enhance their vital skills.
Construction of the new station was completed in April 2018.
Comments attributed to Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan:
“With a 30 per cent increase in Perth’s population in the last decade, there are 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.
“This new station will benefit not only local residents and businesses, but also the wider community.”