Fire stations of the world: Queensland’s Loganlea Fire Station officially opened, Australia
Loganlea officially has a brand new $4,8 million fire station. The new fire station situated at Mark Lane in Waterford West, Queensland, was opened on 18 October 2022 with a number of firefighters itching to get into a building that was originally built in 1985. QFES acting deputy commissioner Stephen Smith said the new station was a necessary update. “The existing station has served our firefighters well for 37 years but was no longer suitable. The new station features space for up to 10 crew, three engine bays, a two-storey training tower and an under-cover road crash rescue training pad,” acting deputy commissioner Smith said.
“It’s a pleasure to see Loganlea’s firefighters operate out of the station and make the most of the new facilities”, he added.
Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan said Loganlea was ranked the 14th busiest station in Queensland, with crews attending a high number of structure and vehicle fires in the Logan area. “It’s imperative we provide our first responders with fit-for-purpose facilities that allow for growth, so Queensland Fire and Emergency Services can continue to meet the high expectations of the community,” Minister Ryan said.
State treasurer and member for Woodridge Cameron Dick said, “As we move into another La Nina summer, everyone in the Logan community knows how important it is to be prepared for major weather events. Having the best crews with the best training and the best equipment in the right place will bring peace of mind to our community.”
Member for Waterford and Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman also welcomed the exciting announcement. “This new fire station is a much-needed facility for our dedicated emergency service workers, but importantly will help keep residents safe in our growing community.”
A small medal and award ceremony was held as part of the opening, with the presentation of a National Emergency Medal and clasps for operational efforts during Cyclone Debbie and the 2019 Townsville Floods, a QFES medal for diligent and ethical service and a Commissioner’s Unit Citation.
Sources: MyCity Logan
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