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MFB to build Australia’s first “Green” fire station at Derrimut

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03 Dec 2019
Construction has commenced on Victoria’s newest, largest and greenest fire station at Derrimut.

The $10 million Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) station will become Australia’s first 5 Star fire station on the Green Star rating system and will deliver significant fire services to Melbourne’s inner west.

The new station will include a state-of the-art diesel emissions system to capture exhaust fumes as trucks enter the station, which will improve the health and safety of firefighters.

MFB Acting Chief Executive Officer / Chief Officer David Bruce said MFB had a strong track record of working to minimize the environmental impacts of firefighting.

“MFB is extremely proud to be involved in Australia’s first five-star sustainable fire station on the Green Star rating system,” he said.

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

“It is also just the beginning as we will continue to incorporate environmental considerations into the design of all future fire stations.”  

Once complete, this state-of-the-art facility will have the capacity to accommodate four appliances and a crew of 16 fire fighters.

Derrimut station is one of two new fire stations planned for the inner west. The new Derrimut site will replace the North Laverton Fire Station and a new station in Brooklyn will replace the current Spotswood Fire Station.

The new Derrimut Fire Station is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020 with the opening planned to coincide with the opening of the Brooklyn Fire Station.

About the Green Star rating

Green Star is an internationally-recognised sustainability rating system. Launched by the Green Building Council of Australia in 2003, Green Star is Australia’s only national, voluntary rating system for buildings and communities. More information can be found here.

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