The new Sorell Emergency Services Hub is a Tasmanian State Government funded project and has been purpose built to house the administration and functional operations for Police, Fire, and State Emergency Services for the Sorell municipality and surrounding areas.
The facility allows for a collaborative approach to emergency situations, boasting a shared emergency response centre, where all services can combine to provide a consolidated response to emergency situations. In non-emergency situations, the facilities allow each service to operate independently to carry out day-to-day duties and activities.
The Tas Fire Service facility has been equipped to house both career firefighting and also volunteer operations. The SES facility provides a large operations centre and substantial gathering areas for large numbers of volunteers when required. The grounds comprise separate storage facility for both Police and SES and there is a large car park and wash bay area which also doubles as an outdoor operations area when required.
The buildings offer a high-level of insulation and acoustic value making the building quieter and more comfortable to work in. Specialised bi-folding doors to the fire engine bays open quickly to maximise response times for emergency vehicles, and a unique vehicle exhaust system fitted in the engine bays cater for extraction of appliance exhaust inside the facility.
A Vergola open/close roof system has been installed adding versatility and functionality to the shared communal outdoor space.
A state-of-the-art operational emergency services response facility delivered for the growing communities of Sorell and Tasmanian Peninsula areas.