Green light for €1 mil­lion fire sta­tion

De­cem­ber 2003

Bray People - - NEWS -

BLESS­ING­TON’S long wait for a state of the art fire sta­tion looks set to fi­nally end.

The Depart­ment of the En­vi­ron­ment has given the go-ahead for a €970,000 grant for the con­struc­tion of a new sta­tion, bring­ing Bless­ing­ton in line with fire ser­vices else­where in the county. All go­ing well, the new mod­ern sta­tion will be up and run­ning some time in 2004.

Wick­low Chief Fire Of­fi­cer, Jim Dun­phy, says that the need for proper fa­cil­i­ties in Bless­ing­ton has been on­go­ing for a num­ber of years, par­tic­u­larly as the area con­tin­ues to grow.

‘We have been work­ing for a while to se­cure a new sta­tion and this proves that all our hard work has fi­nally paid off. Bless­ing­ton is the last of Wick­low’s ten sta­tions to have de­cent fa­cil­i­ties. Var­i­ous sta­tions dif­fer in age but they are all of mod­ern stan­dard.’

The sta­tion will con­sist of two ap­pli­ance bays suit­able for two fire ve­hi­cles, a small lec­ture room, an of­fice for the fire of­fi­cer, chang­ing rooms, shower fa­cil­i­ties, a train­ing tower and train­ing yard and ex­tra stor­age space for breath­ing ap­pa­ra­tus and other equip­ment.

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