High Fire Season Firefighting Fleet Servicing Relocated To Collie

High Fire Season Firefighting Fleet Servicing Relocated To Collie

Western Australia Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan

State’s High-Fire-Season Fleet Maintenance Based In Regional Western Australia

Victor P Taffa

  • High-fire-season firefighting fleet relocated to Collie
  • Maintenance works allocated to a Collie-based company

Servicing of a large part of the high-fire-season firefighting fleet has been relocated to Collie this week, marking the first step of the Government’s commitment to establishing a bushfire multipurpose facility in Collie.

“I am very pleased that we have been able to relocate part of the high-fire-season fleet maintenance to Collie to help with local jobs and investment in the region.” Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan said.

“This move recognises the skills and experience of the Collie workforce and helps pave the way for the creation of the new $8 Million multipurpose bushfire facility.”

 

Firefighting fleet will be serviced by Collie-based company South West Fire with work including service and repairs, minor body work and essential checking, testing and inspection of vehicles and equipment.

“I am excited to welcome this job-creating announcement for Collie.” Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray said.

“As a local company, South West Fire do an incredible job employing Collie locals, particularly in regards to taking on young apprentices, providing first-class job training to the next working generation.”

Firefighting appliances, which have been deployed to high-bushfire risk areas throughout the South-West and Great Southern this summer, are due to be serviced and repaired before a number are deployed to the Kimberley and Pilbara for the northern bushfire season.

A number of the firefighting appliances will be retained for use by the Emergency Driver Training School when it is established in the region.

This strategy is part of the $8 Million multipurpose facility in Collie announced by the McGowan Government in March.

Firefighting facility will include:

  • Emergency Driver Training School,
  • Fleet management services,
  • Incident Control Centre.