Page 8 - Sandgate Guide April – May Issue
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  Member for Sandgate Stirling Hinchliffe with Fire and Rescue crew.
TStory Linda Read
he brand new and much-anticipated Bracken Ridge Fire and Rescue Station is opening soon for business – and
bayside residents will be invited to have a sneak peek behind the scenes at the state- of-the-art facility.
Building of the station has been underway since April last year. The Bracken Ridge station, on Bracken Ridge Road, will respond to local fires and emergency situations in the area currently covered by the Sandgate Station in Brighton Road, Sandgate.
Member for Sandgate Stirling Hinchliffe and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services will hold a community open day at the station – a date for this event will be decided and communicated at a later date. Visitors can expect to be treated to tours through the inside of the station conducted by local Fire and Rescue crew, with a free sausage sizzle also on offer.
“I am really excited to have this new facility in our local community and to be able to share the privilege of touring the station,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“I encourage locals to take advantage of the opportunity to have your photo taken in one of the fire engines that will be stationed at the new facility.”
The new multipurpose building incorporates a Technical Rescue facility, which will be staffed by four specialist technical rescue experts who will be transferred from another station.
The technical rescue facility includes an operational training facility, training rooms, a tower block for high angle rescues and a large storage area for small boats and equipment.
Community Open Day
Date to be confirmed
Bracken Ridge Fire and Rescue Station Bracken Ridge Road, Bracken Ridge.
If you’ve ever wanted to meet some of our community’s real-life superheroes and get a first-hand view of where they work, now’s the perfect chance.

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