Celebrating their station rename are Banora Point firefighters Andrew Stalker, Daryl Pearce and Tony Gillespie.
Celebrating their station rename are Banora Point firefighters Andrew Stalker, Daryl Pearce and Tony Gillespie. Crystal Spencer

Who you gonna call? Banora firies

WITH this year’s fire threat increasing daily, residents of Banora Point and Terranora can rest assured.

The two suburbs now officially have their very own firefighters, thanks to a station rename.

Station commander of the former Tweed River Fire Station Daryl Pearce now proudly holds the same title in the aptly-named Banora Point Fire Station.

“The name change gives the people in Banora Point and Terranora their own fire station,” he said.

“We’ve been here for about eight years, but most people don’t know we’re here.

“The reason for us being out here is that we’re closer.”

The unit predominantly responds to calls in the immediate area but goes all over the Tweed shire.

“Wherever we’re needed we go,” Commander Pearce said.

The retained firefighters, who work on an on-call basis, can be at the Corporation Circuit station and responding to a call within five minutes.

In an emergency always call 000, but station inquires can be made on (07) 5524 4666.



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