Wormald branch manager Greg Wall inspects the progress on an almost complete fire indicator panel.
Wormald branch manager Greg Wall inspects the progress on an almost complete fire indicator panel. Valerie Horton

PCYC gets fire safety green light

THE HERVEY Bay PCYC’s newly installed fire protection equipment got the all systems go on Friday and over the weekend.

“We were testing the alarms, the fire hydrants for pressure and the voice over warning system,” manager Sergeant Patrick Fleming said yesterday.

“Everything seems to be working well and we’re hoping for council’s and Fire and Rescue’s final checks within the fortnight.”

Sgt Fleming said PCYC staff had completed cleaning down all the roof lining in the interior to stop particles going into the new smoke alarm systems.

He said he planned to reopen – with a bit of a public fanfare – “directly after the September school holidays”.

“PCYC State HQ is supporting us with a reopening event to thank all the local business people and the community for their patience and help in getting us back into operation.

“Council officers are progressing well towards finalising the plans for the third court, which is where all this started.

“We anticipate we’ll get our new gym equipment, nine pieces of pin-weighted apparatus, within a fortnight and the tender for that was won by a local firm so we can spend our money with them rather than having to buy the equipment out of the Fraser Coast.”



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