Representing Deputy Premier and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Peter Ryan, Member for Western Victoria David O’Brien said the new brigade and appliance would be valuable additions to the growing community.
“Wyndam Vale is one of the fastest growing areas in
“For the past 12 years, the community had been serviced by a satellite station of the Werribee Fire Brigade based at
“This is the first brigade that CFA has established in the district since 2001 and is the result of a great deal of work and dedication from both founding members of Wyndham Vale Fire Brigade, Werribee Fire Brigade and CFA.”
Mr O’Brien said the new brigade was well-equipped with 36 skilled firefighters who had been transferred from Werribee Fire Brigade, along with a number of new local recruits.
“The new brigade will have the opportunity to develop its own history as a contributing part in a dynamic CFA,” Mr O’Brien said.
“Since being formed in July, it has already attended more than 30 primary incidents, including several significant house fires and road crash rescues.
“It has also provided an operational support function to surrounding brigades within the City of
Mr O’Brien said the addition of the Medium Pumper Tanker would serve as the brigade’s primary structural fire fighting capability and complement its current 3.2D Tanker, which together could transport 10 fire fighters to the scene of an incident.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Peter Ryan said CFA members – both volunteers and full-time staff – were leaders in Victorian communities and dedicated to protecting lives and property.
“The Coalition Government is investing $65.8 million towards 60 new or upgraded CFA stations and rolling out 101 new firefighting vehicles this financial year alone as part of an overall commitment to build and upgrade 250 CFA stations across Victoria by November 2014,” he said.