Cabramatta, Yennora, Smithfield fire stations will be open between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, May 20 for Fire & Rescue NSW’s (FRNSW) annual Open Day.
A range of free activities will be on offer, including firefighting demonstrations, station tours and fire safety presentations.
FRNSW Commissioner Paul Baxter said the annual Open Day is a great opportunity to talk to firefighters on how you can protect your home from fire.
“Firefighters will also be able to provide advice on installing or replacing smoke alarms, and preparing a home fire escape plan,” he said.
“Children will be able to see the fire engines and firefighting equipment up close – always a highlight of this much-anticipated day.
“They will also be able to take home a “Brigade Kids” activity booklet, which teaches them vital fire safety lessons.”
This year FRNSW is focusing on fire prevention in the kitchen, urging people to “Keep Looking When Cooking”.
“Almost half of all house fires start in the kitchen, usually when people fail to keep an eye on the stovetop,” Commissioner Baxter said.
“Regrettably, hundreds of injuries occur every year from cooking-related fires, and people have lost their lives as a result.”
- Details: fire.nsw.gov.au