Emu Point Sea Rescue
The Albany Sea Rescue “Shed Extension for Rescue 1” project was officially opened in August, providing space to house the Albany Sea Rescue Squad’s main rescue boat “Rescue 1”.
The shed extension means ‘Rescue 1’ is always set up, connected to a tractor to allow ready deployment in times of emergency. To further speed up the emergency response time, automatic roller doors can be activated as soon as rescue teams enter the Emu Point car park.
The project was supported by the Great Southern Development Commission with funding of $50,000 through the State Government’s Local Projects Local Jobs grant round.
The official opening was marked by Peter Watson “cutting the ribbon” with Colin Bairstow, followed by an afternoon tea with sea rescue and Albany surf life-saving volunteers, Great Southern Development Commission officers and community members.
Peter Watson paid tribute to the sea rescue volunteers who willingly provide their time to the benefit of the community. “The opportunity for the State Government to acknowledge and ‘repay’ some of those sacrifices by volunteers in the form of improved facilities and equipment is the least that can be done” he said.
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