Cuballing fire station gets much needed upgrades
Cuballing’s fire station has undergone a much-needed expansion thanks to a Department of Fire and Emergency Services grant, championed by chief bush fire control officer Anthony Mort.
The $36,300 project involved the construction of a new truck bay and widening of an existing entrance to improve access for the brigade’s fire trucks.
The original doors of the Cuballing Fire Station were very narrow and made parking trucks difficult, even for experienced drivers.
“I’ve been watching my brigade struggle for years getting in and out of that shed. When the pressure’s on you need to be able to get in and out quickly,” Mr Mort said.
“It’s been great to receive this grant for the betterment of our volunteer fire brigade.
“These blokes put their heart and soul into it, and the Cuballing fire brigade is always there to help and protect.” In opening the upgraded station, DFES Upper Great Southern Regional Supt Sven Andersen commended Cuballing’s bush fire brigade volunteers.
During the fire season, the volunteer brigades attended emergencies around WA and safely completed a fuel reduction burn near residences in the Cuballing townsite. Shire chief executive Gary Sherry said the expansion showed DFES recognised the importance of the volunteer fire brigade to the community.
“They put so much of their own time into this job, and DFES is providing them with the facilities to allow them to do that job as efficiently as possible,” he said.
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