Sunday 13 March 2016

Seaspray Fire Brigade members have a more comfortable station to work from, with the official opening of an $188,000 extension today.

Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing officially opened the upgraded facility on behalf of Minister for Emergency Services, Jane Garrett and presented twenty nine volunteer CFA members with awards, recognising their service to the CFA and to their community.

The newly upgraded station is a modern facility, which provides a better environment for brigade members, with improved meeting and training facilities.

Made possible through Andrews Labor Government support, the refurbishment includes a new and improved kitchen, which will help this local CFA brigade with its social and fundraising activities and guaranteeing the continuation of the brigade’s successful community market.

Since it was founded in 1944, the Seaspray brigade has been protecting the community and the influx of summer campers, attending around 33 incidents each year.

Today’s official opening of the extension was also timed to coincide with Seaspray’s centennial celebrations

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing:

“Seaspray firefighters do a great job protecting the community and this extension will mean they have a more modern station from which to do this.”

“With improved facilities, Seaspray brigade will have a bigger and better base for the 35 members who protect both locals and visitors.”

“I am proud the Andrews Labor Government supports local brigades like Seaspray, providing the facilities they need in order to provide such a vital service to the community.”

“This has been a wonderful opportunity to meet the dedicated volunteers of the Seaspray CFA, some who have been serving their communities for decades.  I particularly wish to acknowledge and thank Bill MacLeod for the 45 years of service that has given to the CFA.”