Bedfordale Volunteer Bushfire Brigade officially have a new home, after the City of Armadale handed over the keys to the new facility on Admiral Road, Bedfordale.
The 1.7 million dollar purpose-built building is designed to better facilitate the brigade’s growing membership base and well-equipped to help with major incidents.
The facility was funded by the City of Armadale, Department of Fire and Emergency Services ($372,000 Emergency Services Levy Grant Scheme) and the Bedfordale Volunteer Bushfire Brigade, who committed $54,400.
Mayor Ruth Butterfield said our firefighting volunteers have such an important role protecting the community, and it is critical that they have the resources they need to do the job.
“This new facility will meet the operational demands of the Bedfordale Volunteer Bushfire Brigade for the years to come.
"We are lucky to have such dedicated volunteers looking out for the safety of our community,” said Mayor Butterfield.
“As expected, this world class facility has been extremely well received by every member.
“The Brigade would like to put on record our gratitude to the City of Armadale and Department of Fire & Emergency Services for turning our dream to reality.
“This is a project that has been in the pipeline for over 10 years so it is all the more rewarding to eventually have it delivered.
“We experienced our very first emergency call out yesterday and the difference this facility has made to our operational capacity is significant.
“We look forward to welcoming our supportive community through the doors in the coming weeks when we have made it home,” said Bedfordale Volunteer Bushfire Brigade President Tony Ives.
The City of Armadale will hold an official opening for the Bedfordale Volunteer Bushfire Brigade on Friday 28 May.