Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford
$1.5 Million Mt. Ommaney Fire And Rescue Station Upgrade Officially Opened
Victor P Taffa
$1.5 Million Mount Ommaney Fire and Rescue Station has been officially opened by Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford and the Member for Mt. Ommaney Jess Pugh.
Ms. Pugh said the refurbished kitchen would give firefighters on 24 hours rosters a clean and modern place to prepare meals and make a cuppa.
“There have also been extensions to their exercise and training rooms, which will help keep their fitness and skills at peak levels for when they need to respond to emergencies.” Ms. Pugh said.
“Upgrades will boost the capacity of our brigade to provide critical emergency services to our community.”
Minister Crawford said the Mount Ommaney Fire and Rescue Station and crews had a long history of protecting the community, with the station first opening in 1983.
“Now the station provides primary response to Jindalee, Oxley, Darra, Gailes and all areas in between.” Minister Crawford said.
“Mount Ommaney crew has responded to almost 600 incidents in the past 12 months, of which they were first responders to 350 of them.”
Local artist Ms. Helen Syron was recognised at the opening with an Assistant Commissioner’s Certificate of Appreciation for her mural on the station’s engine bay doors.
QFES Brisbane Region Assistant Commissioner Neil Gallant said Ms. Syron’s artwork has been recognised because it effectively communicates important safety messages in a highly visible way.
“It’s a pleasure to acknowledge Ms. Syron’s commitment to promoting fire safety initiatives here at Mt. Ommaney and at Pullenvale fire station.” Assistant Commissioner Gallant said.