Community & Business

7 December, 2022

New home for Mossman firefighters

FIREFIGHTERS in Mossman have a new place to call home after the $2 million Mossman Fire and Rescue Station was officially opened recently.


The former station was built in 1948 and was no longer fit to purpose and was cited for an upgrade.

Since the upgrades began in 2017, a temporary station has been operating out of a building provided by Kevin and Danielle Bellero, who both received an Assistant Commissioner’s Certificate of Appreciation for their assistance.

The new state-of-the-art facility includes two appliance bays, equipment and breathing apparatus rooms and a practical training area.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Deputy Commissioner Mike Wassing said the updated facility would better enable firefighters to work hand-in-hand with the Mossman community to prevent and respond to disasters.

“This is an exciting and important development for the area and the new station will help us continue to meet the growing needs of the community,” he said.

“The range of incidents Mossman firefighters respond to is vast and this new station is equipped with the latest tools and technology to ensure we continue to meet the needs of the community.”

Member for Cook Cynthia Lui was on hand during the opening and said the project had provided a boost to the local community with six jobs created and local contractors engaged for the construction.

“It is crucial that not only are we getting better services but we also are getting more jobs while ensuring the community is protected,” she said.


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