Nulex recently completed some commercial refurbishment works to the Cessnock Fire Station, led by Remedial Work manager, Steve McKay. Steve is also a retained firefighter, working from Toukley station, so there was a nice synergy for the project.
The works included a complete repaint of the exterior to match existing heritage colours and a new colour inside the station from top to bottom.
This also included all line markings, signage and outbuildings on the same property.
Nulex Construction engaged Ausgrid to ensure all power lines to the exterior of station were safe, while painting works were underway.
As part of the project the bathrooms were giving a freshen up, with tile repairs and commercial cleaning and sealing of the floors. Other works included some carpentry to the 100-year-old building, with repairs throughout the station on the windows, outbuildings and engine bay.
The Cessnock community came together for the 100th celebrations, with Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scott MacDonald and Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner Greg Mullins AFSM, on hand to congratulate the firefighters working from the station for their centenary of service to the local community.
Commissioner Mullins said firefighters have been protecting Cessnock and the surrounding communities since a volunteer brigade was first formed in 1909.
“The Board of Fire Commissioners took control of the brigade in 1910 and built the station on the corner of Edward and Cumberland Streets, which was officially opened on 7 October 1916,” he said.
“Since that time, the Cessnock brigade has been a sentinel watching over the local community and surrounding towns.
“To this day, Cessnock Fire Station continues to be a place where residents know they can obtain help and support at any time of the day or night.”
Commissioner Mullins said a lot has changed in the fire service over the past 100 years.
“Today, the 27 firefighters stationed at Cessnock have a modern fire engine and the latest in equipment and technology to ensure the safety and protection of themselves and the local community,” he said.
“But the one thing that hasn’t changed is the courage and commitment shown by firefighters past and present.”
Image | NSW Fire Commissioner Greg Mullins, Steve McKay and Nulex Director Alex Mitchell.
You can click here to watch the NBN news story on the 100 year celebrations.
Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to discuss your commercial refurbishment with the Nulex team.