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.
Meet the local firies who work tirelessly to protect human life and property. Get some tips about fire safety at home and how to develop a plan ahead of the summer bushfire season.
Children are welcome to enjoy this experience with their parents.
9am - 12pm
NO BOOKING REQUIRED
Self guided tours, up to 12 at a time. Wheelchair access limited to ground floor only. Children are welcome.
Building type: Operational fire station
Built: original station, 1964; closed 2002 to make way for the new state of the art station