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New Raymond Terrace Fire Station to be built

Published: 6th September 2007

NSW Fire Brigades (NSWFB) Commissioner Greg Mullins today announced a new fire station for Raymond Terrace which has been designed to meet the future needs of the growing Lower Hunter region.

Commissioner Mullins said the new fire station would be located at 3-5 Leisure Way and would be double the size of the existing Raymond Terrace Fire Station in William Street.  

"The new fire station will ensure firefighters are well located and well equipped to rapidly respond to fires and other emergencies based on current demand and expected growth in the region," Commissioner Mullins said.

"The design of the new station – which features a double fire engine bay, operations room, ablutions, locker room, kitchen and training area – has been approved by council and tenders have been called," he said.

Commissioner Mullins said it was vital that local firefighters had modern and well equipped fire stations.

"The new fire station would be a major boost in fire and emergency protection in the Raymond Terrace and Heatherbrae areas.

"It will give the 12 retained firefighters from Raymond Terrace greater capabilities allowing them to better protect and respond to the 500 emergency calls they receive each year.

"Firefighters respond to a range of emergencies including residential, bush and grass fires, industrial fires, hazardous material spills, rescues and storm recovery such as the recent storms that affected the Hunter and Central Coast on the Queen's Birthday long weekend," he said.

Tenders for the new fire station were called on Monday 13 August 2007 and close on Tuesday 11 September 2007.