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Surfers Paradise Fire Station

The first Surfers Paradise Station was built in the heart of Surfers Paradise in 1942 as a wartime measure in case Jubilee Bridge was bombed. It was not - but there were frequent fires on it due to discarded cigarettes.

Development increased after the war. A new Surfers Paradise fire station opened beside Cascade Gardens, Broadbeach, on 10 April 1964. To cope with the appearance of highrise buildings in Surfers and Broadbeach, the station received a new vehicle with a 40 metre turntable ladder.

Regular drills were conducted at the various towers while tourists watched. Valiant crews fought blazes at the El Rancho Motel and the Tiki Village Resort to name a few. This station closed in 2002. It was replaced by a brand new state-of-the-art station.

Today the station is part of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services South Eastern Region.

2792 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach


Building type: Operational fire station
Architect: Unknown
Built: original station, 1964; closed 2002 to make way for the new state of the art station
Website: qfes.qld.gov.au