Renovations are under way to add a top storey to the Coffs Harbour Fire Station. Pictured are station officer Sally Foote, and senior fire fighters Wayne Young, Anthony Hulbert and Tony Boswell.
Renovations are under way to add a top storey to the Coffs Harbour Fire Station. Pictured are station officer Sally Foote, and senior fire fighters Wayne Young, Anthony Hulbert and Tony Boswell. LEIGH JENSEN

Firies on the up and up

FIREFIGHTERS have outgrown the Coffs Harbour NSW Fire and Rescue Station, prompting a

$1 million renovation to add a second storey to the building.

Construction started this week on the addition, which will house an amenities block, change rooms and study areas.

As you’d expect a fire pole will also be installed linking the top and ground floors.

Station officer Sally Foote said builders were expected to take six months, weather permitting, to complete the work.

“The renovation follows the moves in September 2008, which made the Coffs Harbour Fire Station operational 24 hours a day, seeing the roster of fire-fighters rise to 24 permanent staff,” Ms Foote said.

“In addition to permanent firefighters we now have 22

retained officers here in Coffs Harbour so things can get a bit cramped in the station.

“You might say we have outgrown the station and this is why the renovation is needed.”

While the works are carried out, firefighters are using demountable buildings.



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