Date Published : July 2nd, 2015 Published By : adminFire Service personnel and administration staff moved into their new state-of-the-art fire station at Kilbarry, Waterford City on Tuesday 23rd June last. The new Waterford Fire Station cost €8 million to construct, of which €5.5m of funding came from the Department of Environment.
The new eight-bay station also boats a new training tower called ‘The West Tower’ plus administration offices and training rooms. The training facilities at the station have been described as ‘particularly impressive’. The new building will house 54 employees including Senior and Junior Officers, Fire-fighters and administration staff. The station became into operation on Tuesday 23rd June.
(A rare photograph of all the fire crew and administration staff at the old station in Catherine Street, Waterford in February)
A Parade of Appliances and vehicles left the old station on Catherine Street last Tuesday and made their way to their new home at Kilbarry. Fittingly, one of the first appliances to enter the ‘new’ fire station on Catherine Street in 1971 once again led out the current engines to the new facility at Kilbarry last week. This was the 1951 Dennis Pump Escape.
Photos: Waterford City Fire Service facebook page