FIRIES OPEN DOORS TO THE COMMUNITY

Fire stations across the state will open their doors to the community on Saturday, 18 May between 10.00am and 2.00pm for Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Annual Open Day, inviting people to learn more about Australia’s largest urban fire and rescue service.

Stephen Bromhead Member for Myall Lakes said, “The Open Day will offer the chance for locals to gain a better understanding of the work firefighters do every day to protect the community.”

A range of free activities will be on display, including firefighting demonstrations, station tours and safety presentations.

Families have the opportunity to get up close with firefighters, firetrucks and special equipment while learning about the critical work they do to protect the community.

Mr Bromhead said, “The Open Day is a chance to thank the local firies for their commitment to protecting life and property.”

“The brave men and women of Fire and Rescue NSW put their lives on the line to keep our community safe.”

“Open Day is an opportune time to thank these heroes for the work they do every day.”

FRNSW Commissioner Paul Baxter said “The Open Day is an opportunity to show people that FRNSW firefighters do so much more than fight fires.”

“Our firefighters do fight fires and save people from burning buildings, but our mission and capabilities extend far beyond fire response,” Mr Baxter said.

“Open Day is a great time to talk to experts about home fire safety in the lead up to winter. We see a 10% increase in the number of home fires during the winter months, with more fires starting in bedrooms and lounge rooms due to things like heaters and electric blankets.”

To find out about your local FRNSW fire stations open day, visit https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/OpenDay  or call your station on the morning of Open Day.