NSW SES Marrickville Unit local controller Michael Carney and volunteer Carol Deans with Australian Federal Police (AFP) officer Steve Smith and K9 pup Nash.
MORE than 180 people visited the open day hosted by the NSW State Emergency Services (SES) Marrickville Unit at their headquarters in Sydenham.
Local controller Michael Carney said it was a great opportunity for people to meet volunteers and learn first hand what the SES does, adding that Paddy the Platypus and two doggy superstars from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) K9 unit "stole the show".
Community Engagement Coordinator, Julie Powell, said it was also great to see the community taking an interest in ways to prepare their homes, families and pets for floods and storms.
"These include cleaning gutters and drains, checking that your roof is in good condition, trimming overhanging branches, and having home and pet emergency kits packed and ready to go," she said.