The Burrell Creek Rural Fire Service Brigade is welcoming the investment of $400,000 in the Mid Coast area with the official opening of the new station.

NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead joined NSW Assistant Commissioner Kelly Browne at the official opening where they inspected the new facility and thanked volunteers for their ongoing commitment to the Mid Coast area and the Service.

Mr Bromhead said the new $400,000 station would provide enhanced support to volunteers as well as the communities they protect.

“This new station will further help members of the Burrell Creek Brigade assist with vehicle movements, brigade station maintenance and the fighting of fires locally,” Mr Bromhead said. “We continually see how hard our skilled firefighters and support crews work to keep us safe when bush fires and emergency situations threaten and I offer my sincere thanks and gratitude to all the NSW RFS members for their outstanding efforts.”

Assistant Commissioner Kelly Browne said the NSW RFS, working cooperatively with the state and local governments, is committed to providing volunteer firefighters with the equipment, infrastructure and resources they need to carry out the important work of protecting their local communities from fire and a diverse array of incidents.

“This facility provides our volunteers with a new and modern space to perform vital activities away from the fireground and features two truck bays, kitchen, workshop and bathroom amenities,” Assistant Commissioner Browne said. “Members of this Brigade continue to protect their community from bush fires as well as a diverse array of incidents including structure and vehicle fires, motor vehicle accidents and assisting in search and rescue. I would like to take this time to praise all our volunteers for their ongoing efforts each and every day, particularly when dealing with emergencies here in the Mid Coast Zone.”

“We also thank the family, friends, employers and colleagues of these and all volunteers. We know it takes their support and patience to help Rural Fire Service volunteers do what they do.”