The first sod was turned on the site of Mia Mia Fire Brigade’s new station last week.BARBARA SUNGAILA February 27, 2013 4:45am
Celebrating the start of the new fire station's construction were (from left) Mia Mia Fire Brigade's Lorraine Ryan, Janet Gray, Captain Anthony Ryan and Bob Gray. Photo: submitted
District residents will benefit from Mia Mia Fire Brigade’s new station.
Captain Anthony Ryan said the brigade’s second tanker was currently housed in a local farmer’s hayshed, leading to longer response times.
‘‘If a fire’s called, there’ll be two tankers at the station and it’ll save a lot of time and effort,’’ he said.
The new facilities will house both of the brigade’s trucks and provide greater comfort for brigade members.
It will also give the brigade a place to hold meetings.
The old shed would not be missed, Mr Ryan said.
‘‘On a hot day it was nearly unbearable to stay in,’’ he said.
The design is similar to other recently completed fire stations in the area and the building is expected to be ready for use by the end of June.
The works started last Wednesday and were funded by the CFA.
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