Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) holds its annual Open Day on the 30th May with fire stations across the state open to give visitors a personal glimpse into Australia's busiest fire and rescue service. Open Day coincides with the launch of FRNSW’s Winter Fire Safety Campaign. According to their website more than 80,000 people attend Open Day at their local station.
My son and I regularly drive past our local fire station and he often talks about how he would love to see what is inside. One day my son was so excited to see the garage doors opening and the fire truck coming out that I had to remind him that it might be on it’s way to an emergency! So naturally when Open Day came around this year we had to go down and have a look.
While we were there we had the opportunity the roam freely around the building looking at where the firefighters eat, hang out, take calls and the most exciting thing - which was seeing where the firefighters slide down the pole! There were also lots of hands on activities for the little ones including using the water hoses to spray over road cones and safety vehicles, climbing in the fire truck and getting to see all the equipment, safety demonstrations and dress up competitions, and general talks on prevention of fire in the home and how to escape.
A definite to mark in the calendar again for next year, in the mean time we will just have to listen out for the sirens! Thanks to all the firefighters and their commitment to saving lives when theirs may also be in peril.
Fire and Rescue NSW generously help raise money on their Open Days to NSW Kids in Need charities which include Bear Cottage, the Burn’s unit at Westmead Hospital and Shine Kids.
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