New Tuggeranong Fire & Rescue Station ‘Community Open Day’

Released 27/03/2015

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch today encouraged the community to attend an “Open Day” to celebrate the opening of the new South Tuggeranong Fire & Rescue Station.

“I had the pleasure of officially opening the new state-of-the-art facility on the corner of Tharwa and Drakeford Drives earlier today, not only as the Minister for Police and Emergency Services but also as a Member for Brindabella representing the Tuggeranong community,” Ms Burch said.

The South Tuggeranong Fire & Rescue Station is the second new emergency services to be built as part of the ACT Emergency Services Agency Station Relocation and Upgrade Program.

“This new facility is part of the Government’s commitment to providing the community with the best emergency services response in their time of need.”

“Tomorrow the South Tuggeranong Fire & Rescue Station will be open to the public from 10:00am until 3:00pm.”

“The station is part of the local community and I encourage Tuggeranong residents to spend some time tomorrow to stop by and inspect their local fire and rescue station.”

“Visitors will be able to see what it looks like inside a new state-of-the-art fire and rescue station and inspect a fire pumper up close. Firefighters will conduct demonstrations of rescue scenarios including cutting up a car using the ‘Jaws of Life’.

“There'll be activities for children including face painting and a sausage sizzle with all proceeds raised to be donated to Pegasus, a local organisation who helps develop abilities in members of the disability community. You can also check out the meeting room which is available for local community groups to book and use”

A special temporary traffic management plan has been prepared for the duration of the event. This will involve parking directly across from the station on the other side of Tharwa Drive. Speed limits will be reduced and ACTSES volunteers will be on hand to ensure everyone can walk safely across Tharwa Drive going to and coming from the station. For more information go to the ESA website

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