Londonderry Station refurbishment complete
Published Date: 22 Feb 2015
A new era has begun for Londonderry Rural Fire Brigade with a new station declared open today along with the handover of five trucks within the local Cumberland zone.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres celebrated the opening of the new facility with NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers and Liberal candidate for Londonderry Bernard Bratusa.
In addition to the station, five new fire trucks were added to the Cumberland zone with two Category 1 tankers for Berkshire Park and Schofields Brigades, two Category 9 Units for Horsley Park and Mulgoa Brigades and one Category 13 Bulk Water to support the local area.
"The NSW Government is committed to ensuring the safety of the Londonderry community by providing our firefighters with the best equipment and resources," Mr Ayres said.
"This new station and additional trucks will see Londonderry RFS brought up to modern standards with the ability to continue its work in keeping the community safe."
NSW RFS Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers congratulated the Cumberland District volunteers, noting the additions would advance local firefighting efforts.
"The NSW RFS is at the cutting edge of bush firefighting due to significant improvements in technology, training, equipment and communications, however the real strength of the Service is its people," Deputy Commissioner Rogers said.
"The hard work and professionalism of volunteers in the Cumberland District doesn't go unnoticed and today is a great opportunity for the broader community to recognise their contribution and say thank-you."
Mr Bratusa said the local station had seen a lot of changes since it formed 75 years ago.
"To see this refurbishment completed today is a great moment for Londonderry", Mr Bratusa said.
"With at least 70 volunteers ready to spring in to action notice, I'm immensely proud to be part of a community with such a strong Rural Fire Service."