WITH the Tankers of the Valla RFS Brigade Series finished, we thought we'd have a look back at the history of the Valla Station next.
The original single-bay station was built in the Mid 1980's by the Junge Brother's Builders, and situated beside the Valla Hall.
The design was the same as Newee Creek and Eungai RFS stations.
In the Early 1990's we needed to expand the building to fit the Cat 9, and with limited funds available to buy the materials, the construction required many helping hands from the community.
The extension was added with hundreds of hours of volunteer labour and working bees under the watchful eye of Kevin Grimes, a local tradesman.
The extension was opened in 1994.
Toilets and a water tank were added after combined fundraisers with the Hall Committee.
The station is a great focal point and has served us well.
However, in recent times, our brigade has grown to the point where we once again need to expand the building.
Hopefully, fingers crossed, the budget comes through, and the required extension can occur soon.
Tankers of the Valla Brigade Series
Part 1: Valla's First Tanker
Part 2: Valla 2: The pride of the fleet
Part 3: Valla Cat 9
Part 4: Valla 1 fights the beast of Kian Rd
Part 5: Valla 7 proves its worth during Black Summer Bushfires
For more on the Brigade, check their Facebook page: Valla Rural Fire Brigade.
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