Family invited to fire safety day

SEVERAL fire stations will be throwing open its doors for the annual Fire and Rescue NSW Open Day this Saturday (10am to 2pm) and firefighters are urging the community to head on down and enjoy a range of free activities including firefighting demonstrations, station tours and safety presentations.

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Families can also see the fire trucks and firefighting and rescue equipment up close and chat to local firefighters about the simple steps they can take to ‘be fire safe’.
FRNSW Commissioner Jeremy Fewtrell said the 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, provide advice on lithium-ion batteries, and a great chance to get a look behind the scenes and gain an understanding of the variety of work that firefighters did.
“Importantly, it is also a chance to talk about how to keep our community safe from fires,” he said.
“Each year around 20 people die in NSW from fires that could have been prevented, while hundreds more suffer life-changing health consequences. Each death and injury are tragic for families, friends and the wider community.
“This year, we want you to prepare your homes early for winter.“