Firies to receive station makeover
THE Port Douglas and Mossman fire stations will soon receive a long-awaited makeover thanks to the Queensland Government.
The Port Douglas fire station will benefit with a $50,000 upgrade while the Mossman station receives $150,000 for renovations.
The money will go towards giving the stations a fresh coat of paint, new air-conditioners and refurbishments.
The Port Douglas renovations include repairs to the station’s driveway and extra concrete for a road crash rescue pad.
Shade cloth and concrete in the station’s outdoor area will also be replaced and the station repainted.
Northern Command inspector Russell Matthews said the stations are both in need of an upgrade which will hopefully boost the morale of firies.
“We have been waiting for the funding and this year it has become available to us,” he said.
“The Mossman Station is a lot older and is in need of an upgrade.
“The improvements include a refurbishment of the breaking apparatus room and station toilets as well as an upgrade to the station’s kitchen and air-conditioners in the training room.
“Hopefully the upgrades will boost the firefighters’ morale by providing more modern working areas.”
Cook MP Jason O’Brien said the improvements will ensure local firefighters have first-rate base operations to provide essential services to the community.
Getting a facelift: Port Douglas firies Johnny Wilson, Louie Leone and Scott Henderson