The original Roma Street Fire Station located on the corner of Countess and Upper Roma Streets City was first opened in October 1968 and has now been replaced on the same site with a state of the art station. It incorporates the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Queensland Ambulance Service, Command Area Office and Training facilities to meet the needs of a growing inner city population.
Roma Street Fire Station in the past 40 years has attended some memorable incidents from the 1974 floods, Gateway Hotel fire in 1989 where 54 people were rescued above the fire floor by a Hydraulic Platform, assisting Kemp Place Fire Station with the Wool Store fire in New Farm in 1990, the 2011 Floods, and assisting Kemp Place with the Cathedral Place Fire in 2013. Roma Street Fire Station is the busiest fire station in Queensland attending an average of around 2,700 calls per year.
Currently Roma Street houses 2 type 3 urban appliances, 1 Hydraulic Platform (Aerial), 1 Technical Rescue appliance, 1 Wildfire appliance/swiftwater rescue appliance with boat and 1 foam tender with a staffing of 3 station officers and 8 firefighters per shift.
Roma Street Fire Station also has an Area Office for the Roma Street Command, Area Commander, Acting Inspector Paul Vink (BA4), and the Central Zone Commander, Acting Superintendent Mark Burchard (BZ2). Roma Street Command incorporates Roma Street and Windsor Stations, whilst the Central Zone managed by Acting Superintendent Mark Burchard manages 9 Stations in total across the city, CBD and surrounding inner suburbs.
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