Gunnedah Rural Fire Service (RFS) members will soon be able to use a new shower, toilets and a fully functioning kitchen.
The volunteer branch has received $32,000 through the latest round of the Drought Communities Program and work is already well advanced on the amenities in the RFS headquarters.
The RFS moved to the purpose-built shed on the corner of O'Neill and Alfords roads back in 2013, but the amenities were never really finished off.
Now the kitchen, bathroom, separate toilet and captain's office will all receive a fresh coat of paint and there is already new flooring in all rooms except the office, which is next on the list. Electrical work is also being done inside and outside the shed.
RFS captain Wayne Langdon is glad that the shed will be more user-friendly and said work could finish as early as this week.
He said members needed good facilities, especially during long hot summers when the RFS is in high demand.
"It's very important because we're always after new volunteers to come out and we may have another bush season like last year," he said.
Gunnedah shire mayor Jamie Chaffey said the shire could be heading into another "hot, dry summer", with extra fuel load from the drought adding to the risk.
He said the RFS members were "great volunteers who give their time for the community".
Parkes MP Mark Coulton said the RFS was "a vital part of the community" and it was important to look after those on the front line.
He said the federal government owed firefighters "enormous gratitude" for putting their lives on hold during the recent bush fire crisis.