Head along to your local Fire and Rescue NSW fire station Saturday May 11 for the annual Fire Station Open Day.

Meet firefighters, see specialised equipment, and learn how to stay safe this winter.

This exciting event is your chance to visit your local fire station and get a firsthand look at firefighting in action. Kids can jump aboard fire trucks and see how firefighting equipment works, while adults can learn about fire safety and chat with the dedicated firefighters who keep our communities safe.

This year there will be an added focus on lithium-ion batteries, which are the fastest growing fire risk in NSW.

FRNSW Commissioner Jeremy Fewtrell said Open Day was an opportunity for firefighters to educate the community about the importance of having a working smoke alarm, especially in the lead-up to winter.

“Open Day is an exciting day for the community and also for our firefighters who love to welcome visitors to the fire stations. It’s a great chance to get a look behind the scenes and gain an understanding of the variety of work that firefighters do,” Commissioner Fewtrell said.

“This year, we want you to prepare your homes early for winter. We see a 10% increase in the number of home fires during the cooler months, with more fires starting in bedrooms and lounge rooms due to things like heaters and electric blankets. Now is the time to replace your smoke alarm if it is more than 10 years old. Remember, only working smoke alarms save lives.”

Commissioner Fewtrell said firefighters would also provide advice on lithium-ion batteries at Open Day. “Lithium-ion batteries can be found in many portable electronic devices such as mobile phones, e-bikes and e-scooters and although these devices make our lives easier, they have the potential to put us at risk,” Commissioner Fewtrell said. “Lithium-ion batteries are the fastest growing fire risk in NSW so it is important for people to understand how to charge devices safely and what they can do if they catch fire.”

Come and meet the team that is prepared for anything on Open Day and learn how to ‘be fire safe’ and protect you and your family.

Note: some fire stations may be closed or participating at a neighbouring station. For more information on FRNSW Open Day, visit: https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/openday for a full list of all fire stations participating

WILLOUGHBY Fire Station

53 Laurel Street,
Willoughby NSW 2068

Open Day: Saturday 11 May 2024, 10AM – 2PM

CROWS NEST Fire Station

99 Shirley Road,
Crows Nest NSW 2065

Open Day: Saturday 11 May 2024, 10AM – 2PM

MOSMAN Fire Station

730 Military Road,
Mosman NSW 2088

Open Day: Saturday 11 May 2024, 10AM – 2PM

 

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