Fire Chief opens $400,000 Finley Fire Station

Published: 27th September 2006

Greg Mullins, Commissioner of the NSW Fire Brigades (NSWFB) today officially opened a brand new fire station at Finley.

"The brand new $396,000 fire station in Murray Street, Finley, ensures the growing regional population has the latest in emergency infrastructure," Commissioner Mullins said.

"Our firefighters throughout NSW need to be well-resourced and equipped to protect the community from fire, hazardous material incidents, accidents and other emergencies," he said.

The new fire station has been built next to the existing station on Murray Street, maintaining its ideal central response location while upgrading the firefighters' operational base.

The fire station has a double fire engine bay, office, public reception area, training room and operations room as well as wash and storage areas.

Commissioner Mullins said the Finley Fire Station accommodated 14 retained (on-call) firefighters.

"Finley's new fire station was designed in consultation with local firefighters and its colour-bond lightweight construction is clad by a brick façade in keeping with Finley's rural aesthetic," he said.

"The station has one fire engine and provides protection to the town of Finley. The fire crew respond to a range of emergencies, including building, bush and grass fires, motor vehicle accidents and rescues on the Newell Highway and incidents involving hazardous materials, which have the potential to damage the extensive irrigation network surrounding Finley.

"The infrastructure in Finley is significant, including a hospital, aged care facilities, agricultural storage, schools hotels and clubs.

"The fire station will also be a resource for business and local community groups to learn more about fire safety and prevention," Commissioner Mullins said.