Tennyson Rural Fire Brigade volunteers celebrate new $840,000 station
Published Date: 11 Feb 2018
Tennyson Rural Fire Brigade firefighters today celebrated the official opening of their new station, which features infrastructure and resources that will help members provide the local community with an even higher level of fire protection.
David Clarke MLC and NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons joined brigade members at a ceremony to mark the occasion, where they inspected the new facility and thanked firefighters for their ongoing commitment to the Hawkesbury District and the Service.
Mr Clarke said the $840,000 station, located centrally on Tennyson Road, features three truck bays, two water tanks, a workshop, a meeting room, office and kitchen.
“This new station is larger than the previous shed, with dedicated space for storage and training and I know the Brigade will put all of these new facilities to good use,” Mr Clarke said.
“The NSW RFS, working cooperatively with the state and local governments, is committed to providing volunteer firefighters with the equipment they need to carry out the important work of protecting their local communities from fire and a diverse array of incidents.”
Commissioner Fitzsimmons congratulated Tennyson Rural Fire Brigade members for their hard work and dedication shown in planning and raising funds for their new home.
“This station is a testament to how diligently and tirelessly the Tennyson Brigade volunteers have worked to turn their dream of a new station into a reality,” Commissioner Fitzsimmons said.
“These men and women remain on-hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we should be extremely proud and grateful for their contribution.”
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