The Union representing fire-fighters in the Northern Territory says it's outrageous the Chief Minister still hasn't made up his mind about the future of the Humpty Doo fire station.
Terry Mills announced last year that full-time officers would be withdrawn from the station.
But at a meeting with workers on Saturday he said he's considering reversing the decision.
"This is pretty outrageous... this decision was made at the mini-budget in December last year," he said.
"Everybody says this is a stupid idea to close down the Humpty Doo station but still we haven't got a decision."
Mr Gardiner says Mr Mills must realise how critical the service is for the rural area.
"The trouble is now if you take away full-time firelighters the response time is increased tenfold," he said.
"The fire fighters have to respond from Palmerston which is about half an hour away when you have full-time fighters there they can respond immediately then call on the volunteers for backup."