DFES Cockburn Fire Station project sod turning

DFES Cockburn Fire Station project sod turning

9 Mar 2020

This week saw some of the team at EMCO Building attend the ground-breaking ceremony for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) new Cockburn Fire Station project.

With an investment of $11m from the State Government and over 12 months in the planning, EMCO Building will start construction this month, signifying an exciting upgrade of emergency services in  Perth's southern suburbs.

The state-of-the-art fire station will serve the needs of the growing Cockburn community and operate as the new home for firefighters from the Success Fire and Rescue Service.

The team from Success Fire and Rescue Service has been involved in the design process throughout, ensuring the new facility will meet their current and future needs. The new station will comprise of covered car parking, gym, dining, dorm rooms, vehicle washout, rescue pad, and new training facilities.

Behind the shovels for the sod ceremony, Emergency Services Minister Frances Logan MLA, Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Darren Klemm AFSM, and Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett were joined by career firefighters from the Success Fire Brigade, to mark the start of a new chapter for the Cockburn community.

After turning the soil on site, Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan stated,

"The modern Cockburn Fire Station will serve as a new home for the Success Fire and Rescue Service firefighters who have been professionally protecting the community from their temporary base at Cockburn Volunteer Emergency Services Complex.

"The new station has been designed to meet the current demands and needs of the community while being future-proofed to accommodate future population growth and changes to the urban landscape of Cockburn and the surrounding areas”

The new premises on North Lake Road boasts easy access to major arterial roads, which will result in faster response times for the community. Over the past 12 months alone, the crews from Success responded to over 480 incidents.

Site works are expected to begin mid-March and Cockburn Fire Station is scheduled to open early 2021.

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