With the installation of advanced fire protection systems, leading fire protection specialist Wormald has helped Hervey Bay’s PCYC comply with the latest fire legislation and standards.
The Queensland PCYC was forced to close in August when it was discovered that the original building classification issued was temporary. Following three months of continuous work and significant support from the local community, the PCYC has now re-opened its doors to the public.
The fire protection solutions provided by Wormald for the Hervey Bay PCYC included the VIGILANT MX1 fire detection and alarm system, two VESDA early warning smoke detection systems as well as a selection of fire extinguishers.
The existing fire hydrant system was also upgraded while electrical cables, elevated platforms and other accessories were donated by a number of local businesses. Wormald’s team of technicians worked around-the-clock to complete the project in the tight timeframe.
Sergeant Patrick Fleming, Manager, Hervey Bay PCYC comments that their building meets the latest standards thanks to the implementation of an advanced level of fire detection technology, making them one of the best equipped PCYCs in Queensland.
He adds that the facility is now in a position to further serve the community by hosting indoor city events, expos, functions and major sporting tournaments.
Wormald will maintain and service the PCYC’s fire protection equipment and systems for the next 12 months.
Wormald has also started an ongoing training programme for PCYC staff to be followed by evacuation and fire extinguisher training.
Greg Wall, Wide Bay Burnett Branch Manager, Wormald said that the company was delighted to have been able to contribute to the project, helping a local institution resume its operations after an unforeseen closure.