NSW RFS Headquarters to stay in Western Sydney
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It’s official, the NSW Rural Fire Service HQ is staying in Sydney Olympic Park. Minister for Emergency Services, David Elliot MP, made the announcement today stating “… located just a short distance from the current base at Lidcombe, the new building at 4 Murray Rose Avenue will be fitted with state-of-the-art technology to support modern firefighting operations, such as live fire information and intelligence, digital mapping, public information, warnings and media broadcasting.”
“NSW RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said the headquarters would have capacity for about 550 people during major emergencies, working together in logistics, resource coordination, public information and warnings.”
You can [download the press release here].
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