Fire station officially opens | Brimbank & North West

Tara Murray

The new Derrimut fire station was officially opened last week.

The station, which opened its doors in October, was one of two to be officially opened by Fire Rescue Commissioner Ken Block last Wednesday.

The station includes a state-of the-art diesel emissions system that captures exhaust fumes, as well as a kitchen and mess room, multipurpose room, office space, and gym with access to an internal courtyard.

The station also boasts solar panels, rainwater tanks, an irrigation system and double glazed windows and is currently being assessed by Green Star for a 5-star energy rating. If successful, the station will be Australia’s first accredited 5-star sustainable fire station.

Mr Block commended the project’s high-quality green energy credentials, as well as the community and firefighter safety outcomes it will deliver.

“This is a significant achievement and a great result for the environment, the community, and our firefighters,” he said.

“This innovative project will help keep our community and our people safe, reduce operating costs and improve environmental impacts for many years to come.

“The station can accommodate four appliances and a crew of 16, meaning FRV’s emergency response capacity can scale up in line with population growth in Melbourne’s west in the future.“

The new Derrimut station will eventually replace North Laverton fire station.

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