Vincent Fire And Rescue Station Opened By Minister

Vincent Fire And Rescue Station Opened By Minister

Western Australia Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan

New Fire Station To Bolster Perth CBD Emergency Response

Victor P Taffa

  • 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.

“With a 30 % increase in Perth’s population in the last decade, there are more people visiting, working and living in the city than ever before.” Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan said.

“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.”

$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.

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.

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.