Million bucks announced for Coraki Fire Station

ABOVE: Minister Steph Cooke and State MP Chris Gulaptis and mayor Robert Mustow who stands behind Ms Cooke with the fire crew at the Coraki Station. Photo: Contributed

During the floods the Coraki Fire Station became a place of refuge for residents because it is positioned at a high point.

The station was used as a food collection point for the community.

Today, Wednesday, June 15,  Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke announced $975,000 funding for the station’s biggest revamp since it first opened its doors nearly 100 years ago.

Included in the revamp is a new dual engine bay, expanded training spaces, a fitness room and enhanced shower and toilet facilities.

The character of the original heritage-listed building will be preserved in the upgrade.

The Fire and Rescue crews from Coraki regularly offer back-up support to the Rural Fire Service and NSW Ambulance in Bora Ridge, Bungawalbin, Codrington, Dungarubba, Kilgin, Ruthven, Swan Bay, Tucki Tucki, Tuckurimba and Woodburn.

FRNSW deputy commissioner Megan Stiffler said the station’s upgrade will strengthen its response to fires, car crashes, rescues and a range of other emergencies.

“These upgrades mean our on-call firefighters will have fit-for-purpose facilities that give them access to the best possible education, training and resources,” he said.

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