Fire & Rescue NSW. Station 1 – City of Sydney

Fire & Rescue NSW. Station 1 – City of Sydney.
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This station is located in the southern part of the Sydney CBD, close to landmarks such as Hyde Park and Town Hall. Also at this location is the Headquarters of the service across a number of buildings which include senior operational staff as well as corporate ‘office’ staff. The Fire Station itself is a combination of heritage building with later additions.

Still part of the current Fire Station building, the first section was completed in 1888 to replace the former headquarters operating from the old Insurance Brigade Headquarters in Bathurst Street. As were the times, the station operated with horse-drawn equipment so included stables to the rear of the building leading into the engine room. Additional space in an adjacent building was obtained from 1902, with the original building being extended in 1907. These extensions were initially used for administrative purposes. In 1928 further conversions were completed to house the motorised fleet.
While the need was identified in the 1930s, a major project for a larger fire station was finally completed in 2003. This included new construction and restoration of the earlier building sections.
This information is sourced from FRNSW where more detail can be found: History of City of Sydney Fire Station

Operational vehicles at City of Sydney include:
Flyer 1 (First call pump)
Runner 1 (Second call pump) – currently ME257 -Scania Pumper
Rescue Pump 1 – currently ME258 -Scania Rescue Pumper
Rescue 1
Ladder Platform 1 – currently ME101 – Scania – Bronto 44m Ladder Platform
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There is also additional equipment including a high-rise or portable pump stored in a trailer.

There are actually a number of stations within the City of Sydney local government area, including 3 The Rocks, 4 Darlinghurst, 5 Newtown, 10 Redfern, 13 Alexandria, 18 Glebe and 38 Pyrmont

City of Sydney (No.1) Fire StationJuly 2006

Photo Gallery – City of Sydney Fire Station

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