On Wednesday, June 12, the festive opening of the new fire station of VUGD and new premises for the management of VUGD Riga region administration and fire safety inspectors of the second division was held in 13 Jaunpils Street, Riga.

The construction works of the Jaunpils Street depot and administrative premises started in December 2016, and currently the firefighters of the second division are able to respond to day-to-day calls from new premises, more suitable for the needs of service. Depot premises include rooms for operative staff, administration and training, garage block with parking place for firefighting vehicles and special vehicles maintenance area, as well as 30 metres high stand for the drying of fire-hoses.

Building is suitable for not only the fire fighters and rescuers but also administrative work of Riga region. The administration has moved to the new premises from the building in 3 Maskavas Street. It means that further officials of the Riga region administration, including fire safety inspectors and civil protection inspectors will receive visitors in 13 Jaunpils Street.

Jaunpils Street depot is the first firefighter’s depot built in this century in Riga and seventh newly built depot in Latvia. During the past few years, new depots were built in Cēsis, Valka, Skrunda, Ērgļi, Ape and Smiltene.

Construction costs of the new Riga regional administration second division depot are 5 million 107 thousand 852 euros and 60 euro cents. Client: Provision State Agency. The construction company SIA “Skonto Būve” carried out construction works on the site.