$1.5 million Mt Ommaney Fire and Rescue Station upgrade officially opened

The $1.5 million Mount Ommaney Fire and Rescue Station has been officially opened by Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford and the Member for Mt Ommaney Jess Pugh.

Ms Pugh said the refurbished kitchen would give firefighters on 24 hours rosters a clean and modern place to prepare meals and make a cuppa.

“There have also been extensions to their exercise and training rooms, which will help keep their fitness and skills at peak levels for when they need to respond to emergencies,” she said.

“The upgrades will boost the capacity of our brigade to provide critical emergency services to our community.”

Mr Crawford said the Mount Ommaney Fire and Rescue Station and crews had a long history of protecting the community, with the station first opening in 1983.

“Now the station provides primary response to Jindalee, Oxley, Darra, Gailes and all areas in between,” he said.

“The Mount Ommaney crew has responded to almost 600 incidents in the past 12 months, of which they were first responders to 350 of them.”

Local artist Ms Helen Syron was recognised at the opening with an Assistant Commissioner’s Certificate of Appreciation for her mural on the station’s engine bay doors.

QFES Brisbane Region Assistant Commissioner Neil Gallant said Ms Syron’s artwork has been recognised because it effectively communicates important safety messages in a highly visible way.

“It’s a pleasure to acknowledge Ms Syron’s commitment to promoting fire safety initiatives here at Mt Ommaney and at Pullenvale fire station,” Mr Gallant said.

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