Lights … Flashing … Action! It’s all system go for the Country Fire Service (CFS) at the Upper Sturt Road of the City of Mitcham with the installation of the CFS advance warning sign manufactured by Roadside Services and Solutions.
The project was a partnership with DM Roads, while power and installation were undertaken by Managed Construction Solutions (MCS) and Roadside Services and Solutions provided the signage for the job.
The need for flashing warning lights on this section of road, west of the fire station on the Upper Sturt Road, has been a hotly debated issue for many years and more specifically during the past three years with local Waite electorate MP Catherin Hutchesson taking up the baton to make this request a reality.
Catherine Hutchesson pledged in her pre-election promises that if she was elected to State Government she would deliver on this request. The day has finally arrived when the promise is now reality.
The State Government is proud to have fulfilled the pledge made by Catherine Hutchesson to the Country Fire Service committing $25,000 to the project.
The advanced warning lights installation is the culmination of a decade of representations to various South Australian State Governments by Captain Moose Dunlop and fire fighter Paul Martin.
The unveiling of the new lights recently was undertaken by Emergency Service Minister Joe Szakacs in attendance.
Country Fire Service personnel expressed they now feel a lot safer leaving the station on a call out.
The public is urged to slow down if the lights are flashing and always slow down to 25 km/hr when passing an emergency vehicle which is flashing its blue and red lights.
The team at Roadside Services and Solutions is proud to have been involved in this important project to improve road safety in this area when the Country Fire Service is called out.