At an event held at the new Wimble Street facility on Monday, 30 July, CFA Executive Director of Business Services, Michael Wootten, spoke about the significance of the opening.
He said with more than 1700 CFA-owned firefighting appliances, the new workshop, and its District Mechanical Officers (DMOs), were important to properly and effectively manage CFA’s fleet.
The facility in Seymour is one of 13 CFA District Mechanical Workshops across the state that forms part of that fleet management.
The workshop has more than doubled the number of appliances it services since it was first opened in the late 1960s. Mr Wootten said the development of the new $2.1 million workshop would significantly improve the working conditions and reduce safety risks for employees.
Features include new purpose-built and modern facilities, including extra services bays, a designated engineering section and additional equipment.
The workshop was officially opened by State Member for Seymour Cindy McLeish. At the event, Mr Wootten also thanked former Executive Manager of Fleet Services Robert Rankin, Asset Management Director, Mark Connell and all others involved in the project.
Read more in the Seymour Telegraph.