by | Aug 10, 2023 | Press Release

The new Fire and Rescue Services facility adjacent to the Saldanha Bay Airport, was opened by Executive Mayor, André Truter on 3 August 2023 during a special unveiling ceremony.  The event marks the achievement of a significant milestone in the history of Saldanha Bay Municipality.

The R12 million building was designed and is strategically positioned to allow an even faster and more efficient response to fire and rescue emergencies that occur in the municipal area.   The world-class facility accommodates 15 operational fire fighters, four reservist fire fighters, management and administrative support personnel, as well as a fleet of 11 dedicated vehicles, that include, amongst others, two fire engine major pumpers. Provision is also made for the necessary office space, a well-equipped control room, board room and customised storerooms.

In addition, the main building houses comfortable sleeping quarters for the firefighting and rescue personnel who rotates on a 24-hour, three shifts basis. Facilities include a well-equipped, modern kitchen, laundry room, bathrooms and a fitness room to ensure that personnel stay refreshed and prepared to respond to emergencies.

At the heart of the relocation of the Fire and Rescue Services, lies the Municipality’s desire to continue to deliver on the objective to promote innovation and modern technology that will enhance service delivery as well as maintaining its Community First approach, throughout.

To report a fire in the Saldanha Bay Municipal area, contact the 24-hour Fire and Rescue Service on tel. (022) 713 1815.