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New digs at Eynesbury
With Operations Manager James Dullard, Operations Officer John Anderson and Deputy Mayor Sophie Ramsay watching on, Captain Jim Cooper from Eynesbury Fire Brigade, with Councillor Bob Turner, Mayor of the City of Melton, turned the first sod of the new Eynesbury Fire Station.
“It is once again an honour that I stand before you as Captain of our newly formed Eynesbury Fire Brigade and it is with immense enthusiasm and pride that I represent all Eynesbury members on this special occasion,” explains Captain Cooper.
“Today marks a significant chapter in history as Eynesbury Township’s community comes together to turn the sod for our very first official fire station,” Jim declares to the brigade, dignitaries and members of the community who were in attendance.
Located in St. Arnaud Road, the new two bay station will be located in the middle of the newly formed township. “This new facility will help strengthen our brigade membership and give our members a place to call home and better serve our wonderful community. We look forward to the challenges ahead as we progress into the future and building our brigade as the Eynesbury Township grows.”
The new station could not have been achieved without the support of;
- The community of Eynesbury who have recently signed up to become new members, as well as current members and the BMT.
- The efforts of the management and staff of District 14.
- Operations Officer John Anderson, who followed through with every request, regardless of how small or large.
- And the families and friends who have given so much support to the brigade, without whom the brigade could not continue to provide a fire service to the community.
Once the formalities were complete, everyone was invited back to the present Eynesbury Fire Station, with a BBQ supplied by the brigade’s auxiliary.
Congratulations Eynesbury Fire Brigade, and we look forward to the opening of your new station.
Pictures by Blair Dellemijn – CFA Photographer.