21 Mar Johannesburg’s Central Fire Station on schedule
Johannesburg’s Central Fire Station should be operational within about three months, as the final touches are put to the project.
The Department of Labour had condemned the old fire station building for non-compliance, according to the Department of Public Safety’s Emergency Management Services (EMS)’s Acting Chief, Andries Mucavele. In 2021, the Johannesburg Development Agency and the Department of Public Safety’s EMS embarked on developing the Central Fire Station as a new compliant station to serve the Johannesburg central business district and surrounds.
According to reports the building phase is now complete, is on schedule for completion in three months, with a total project cost of R71 148 100.
The Central Fire Station will accommodate five fire engines, an admin block, six offices and a lecture room. Once fully operational there will be approximately 40 staff stationed there.
It will function as an integrated facility with firefighters and a specialised urban search and rescue team, and have a public information, education and relations officer to manage the BeSafe Centre, fire inspectors and JMPD.