Minister for Emergency Services Jane Garrett has officially opened a new $500,000 fire station at Pakenham Upper to help keep the community safe.
The new modern base replaces the brigade’s previous 70-year-old facility and gives firefighters more room to conduct brigade meetings and house their vehicles.
The additional space will also allow the brigade to target new members and grow its member base.
The new station includes a new tank which will provide water to the station and be used to refill the tankers.
The Pakenham Upper Fire Brigade has 27 members who respond to about 50 incidents a year. Members also respond to incidents across Victoria and interstate when required.
The station was funded by the CFA’s Rural Fire Stations Program.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Emergency Services Jane Garrett
“The Andrews Labor Government recognises the vital work of firefighters who put their lives on the line to keep the community safe.”
“Pakenham Upper firefighters do a great job protecting the community and this new station will give them the resources and space they need.”
“Victoria’s emergency services provide a vital service and we are committed to giving them the support they need into the future.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020