Phillip Island volunteers celebrate new station

Member News image Members celebrate the new station


Phillip Island members have celebrated the new and improved Phillip Island Fire Station at the official opening over the weekend.


The brigade was joined by CFA Chief Officer Jason Heffernan, Deputy Chief Officer South East Trevor Owen and Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale MP, representing the Minister for Emergency Services, at the opening. 

The $3.275 million facility replaces the former station built in 1962, which no longer met the needs of the growing brigade. 

The brigade’s 59 members will enjoy brand new facilities including a large engine bay to house the brigade’s four vehicles, a purpose-built meeting room with training resources, modern kitchen and two offices. 

Phillip Island Captain Lino Drazzi said the new station was “state-of-the-art”. 

“We’re certainly in a location now that is more accessible, especially in the busier times, to get to different parts of the island,” Lino said. 

“We’re also closer to the newer estates which will help protect the local community.” 

Lino, who has been with the brigade for 22 years and Captain since July this year, said Phillip Island brigade had outgrown the old station thanks to a booming membership. 

“Training can now be done onsite which is great for our growing brigade,” he said. 

Chief Officer Jason Heffernan said he was pleased to be part of the new station opening in Phillip Island. 

“The station’s new facilities will help this growing brigade continue to volunteer their time protecting lives and property,” CO Heffernan said. 

The original Phillip Island station was in the main street and opened in 1937 before the brigade moved in 1975.   

The new station was jointly funded by the 2019-20 Emergency Services Local Infrastructure Program and the brigade.    


  • Member News imageCaptain Lino Drazzi, Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale MP and MC Murray Johnston
  • Member News image Brigade Life Members left to right – Roy Johnston, Sue Waterton, June Murdoch and Captain Lino Drazzi
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