$2.45m CFA home ready by Dec

31 Oct 2018 • Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News)

Broadford will have a new multi-million-dollar fire station by the end of the year as the town’s new emergency services hub takes shape.

The new CFA station on Hamilton St will replace the current fire station as it no longer meets the needs of the Broadford Fire Brigade’s volunteers.

The station will be colocated with an Ambulance Victoria station – Broadford’s first ever ambulance station.

The Victorian Government funded the new $2.45 million CFA facility, which has a three-bay drive-through motor room, turn-out areas for the volunteers, workshop and a stand-alone shed, office space and a training yard.

“It’s a privilege as an MP to represent the town you live in. I made it my priority to deliver Broadford an emergency services hub with the CFA and Ambulance Victoria stationed on the one site and I’m proud under Labor we are getting it done,” Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said.

“The Broadford Fire Brigade is a busy brigade with a very active and passionate volunteer membership, so it’s important it has access to the best possible facilities and equipment.”

The CFA station build is expected to be completed by December and the Ambulance station should be ready by early next year.

“This emergency services hub is exactly what Broadford needs and I’m proud that Labor is again delivering for my home town of Broadford,” Labor candidate for Euroa Fionna Deppeler-Morton said.

“These new facilities are also likely to attract more volunteers to our wonderful CFA, who are proud and serve and protect our community in an emergency.”

Broadford has had a volunteer fire service since 1934, when the Broadford Bushfire Brigade was formed.

The town’s urban brigade was established in 1947, with the two brigades amalgamating in 1989 to form the Broadford Fire Brigade.

The brigade currently has 64 volunteer members, who responded to almost 150 incidents in the 2017-18 financial year.