Whoops say the fire brigade…


A construction mistake has come to light in the new fire station near the Paul Brien Hospital in the Brussels borough of Schaarbeek. As a result of the error fire engines are not able to drive into the new building.

There is a one metre difference between the floor level at the garage exit and the street. As a result fire-fighters have been unable to move into the new Brussels fire station.

Eric Labourdette of the liberal VSOA trade union: “We can’t understand it. The Brussels Region commissioned the building, but there is a one metre difference between the level of the garage exit and the street. Fire-fighters were not consulted about the designs for the building. They were never invited to take a look at progress on the building either.”

“Fire-fighters from the Diamant Station, who were supposed to move in at the beginning of March, still don’t know when they can make the move. As a result they are obliged to stay in a building that is in atrocious condition.”