Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) will hold its annual Open Day on 30 May with fire stations across the state open to give visitors a personal glimpse into Australia’s busiest fire and rescue service.
Fire Stations across the state will be open from 10am to 2pm and families are encouraged to come along and meet their local firefighters and learn more about fire prevention.
A range of free activities will be on offer, including firefighting demonstrations, station tours and fire safety presentations. Firefighters will also be able to provide advice on installing smoke alarms, changing smoke alarm batteries and preparing a home fire escape plan.
Children will be able to see fire engines and firefighting equipment up close, which is always one of the highlights of this much-anticipated day.
Station Officer Jeremy Cohen said: “With winter approaching, Fire Station Open Day is a timely opportunity to talk to the experts about home fire safety. Winter is the worst time of the year for home fires, with 60 per cent of all house fires occurring in the cooler months of May to September.”
“Why not head to your local Fire Station on Open Day and talk to our firefighters face-to-face about simple safety tips you can use to ensure you and your family escape a fire quickly and safely.”
More than 80,000 people attend Open Day at their local station.
Open Day includes safety demonstrations, fire station tours and the chance to inspect firefighting equipment and trucks used by our firefighters when responding to fires and other emergencies. There is also an array of activities for kids.
Visitors can also speak to firefighters first-hand about fire safety in the home, including how to install and maintain smoke alarms and how to develop a home escape plan to ensure they can quickly and safely escape a fire.
The following Fire Stations will be open for Open Day:
- LIVERPOOL Fire Station
- BUSBY Fire Station
- CABRAMATTA Fire Station
- BONNYRIGG HEIGHTS Fire Station
- FAIRFIELD Fire Station
- HORNINGSEA PARK Fire Station
- SMITHFIELD Fire Station
Interview with Station Officer Cheryl Steer at Cabramatta Fire Station: