NEW ERA: Roma's fire and rescue building has been demolished in place for a modernised office.
NEW ERA: Roma's fire and rescue building has been demolished in place for a modernised office. Sarah Dionysius

Roma's new fire area office will be first for regional Queensland

THERE may be nothing but rubble left of their building, but Roma's fire and rescue unit will still operate as normal.

Roma's area office is in the process of being demolished to make way for a new modernised building that will help provide a better service to the community.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Area Commander Paul Kelly said the new building had been on the cards for awhile and the construction would not affect fire and emergency response in the area.

"Nothing has changed, everything will operate as normal,” Mr Kelly said.

"There is a temporary office opposite the council chambers on 54 Bungil St and the office phone numbers remain the same but we remind everyone that if there is an emergency to always contact triple zero.”

The new building will be the first of its kind for regional Queensland as it combines all services in one location.

"This office is unique as it will house fire and rescue, rural fire Queensland, SES and emergency management,” he said.

"It's a purpose built complex with training and meeting rooms and it will allow all QFES screens to operate at the same time.”

The new office will be built on the existing site and the house that is currently on the block will be relocated.

"The purpose of this is to modernise facilities to keep up with modern demands and to provide a better service to the community,” he said.

"It just makes more senses to combine all services and put them altogether in a business centre.”

Construction of the new office is expected to be completed in 12 months time and will not have an impact on vehicle or pedestrian traffic.

Phone 000 for all emergency and fire concerns.


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