Oran Park fire station part of ‘network of protection’

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Peter Sidgreaves says the commissioning of Oran Park fire station is a major safety boost for the region.

The member for Camden was speaking after joining emergency services and resilience minister Steph Cooke, Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies, Camden mayor Therese Fedeli and Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner Paul Baxter for today’s official opening of the $6.1 million station.

Mr Sidgreaves said Oran Park Fire Station has been strategically positioned to protect growing communities.

“This new station is going to stand communities of the South West in good stead for years to come, joining Fire and Rescue NSW stations at Narellan and Camden to provide a strong network of protection,” he said.

“We’ll also see the addition of 32 permanent firefighting jobs which will be a huge boost to our local economy.

“I’m thankful that despite the pandemic and wet weather impacts, we now have a fantastic facility to make our community safer and stronger.”

A state of the art station, Oran Park will have a permanent crew of firefighters operating 24 hours a day.

“It includes separate amenities and rest areas for both female and male firefighters, designated ‘clean firefighter’ areas to eliminate carcinogen contamination, training areas and fitness facilities,’’ says Ms Cooke.

“It also has two firefighting appliances with specialised Hazmat capability which are able to respond to dangerous chemical, biological or other toxic incidents.”

Commissioner Baxter said the station’s engine bay caters for a Hazmat fire pumper as well as a heavy Hazmat appliance.

“The inclusion of major Hazmat capability here provides an added layer of protection for the people of South West Sydney,” he said.

“The layout includes environmentally friendly measures including a solar-power array and LED lighting.

“The station building was designed to face the north-west to lower the total cooling load on its air conditioning system.

“I’m certainly impressed seeing this project come to life and it will provide firefighters with a station they can be proud of for decades to come.”

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