CFA marches home


MEMBERS of Crib Point CFA were on the march last week, from their former fire station at 137 Disney Street to a brand new one at 191 Disney Street.

The address may not be very different, but the move has the advantage of having two high-ceilinged truck bays for bigger tankers, a breathing apparatus repair room, and more space for offices and firefighters.

The move to the new $1.5 million building has been five years in the making so a march accompanied by Navy drummers was warranted.

The building was opened by Victoria’s environmental sustainability commissioner and CFA board member, Dr Gillian Sparkes.

Flinders MP Greg Hunt, who helped arrange a peppercorn lease for the site of the new building from the defence department and HMAS Cerberus, said the opening “ends years of hard work and dedication from the Crib Point CFA”.

“The CFA in Crib Point … provides an invaluable service to our community and we thank and honour them for their service. This new station provides a 30-year home for the brigade.”

Residents can attend an open day at the new station, Sunday 8 December.

First published in the Western Port News – 20 November 2019


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