|Location:||Andrews Road, Emerald, Queensland|
|Client:||Department of Community Safety|
|Status:||Completed August, 2012|
The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) station in Emerald was constructed by the FKG Group for the Department of Community Safety as a permanent auxiliary fire station for the town.
The project included the construction of the main station building, a bulk store building, relief quarters, and a large hardstand area for ample parking.
The completed buildings feature a gym, training room, recreation room, turnout room, locker room, mess room, breathing apparatus storage room, compressor room and offices.
Buildings were constructed from structural steel framing, colorbond sheeting and light weight cladding, and painted with the QFRS branding. With a focus on environmental initiatives to save power and reduce impacts upon the town, the team suggested the buildings use solar power for hot water, water recycling methods, and site power generation.
Throughout the project, the FKG Group utilised a number of local service providers, forging close relationships with subcontractors and the community.