Get best fire safety advice at Open Day
The Open Day will be a great opportunity to meet your local firefighters, and also learn about home fire safety and see that “firefighters do so much more than fight fires”.
COME and meet your local firefighters and learn about home fire safety at the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Open Day this Saturday, May 14.
Guildford Fire Station will be throwing open its doors from 10am to 2pm and welcoming the community “to see that firefighters do so much more than fight fires”, while Lidcombe and Silverwater will hold combined activities at Lidcombe Fire Station.
Children will be able to see a fire truck, demonstrations and firefighting equipment while the grown-ups will be able to find out more about home fire safety.
FRNSW Commissioner Paul Baxter said from fires, road crashes, hazardous material incidents and natural disasters, to urban search and rescue, “crews are prepared for anything and ready to help anytime, anywhere”.
“A large part of our role is to educate the community about home fire safety and that’s where Open Day comes in,” he said.
“This year we are focussing on the importance of having a working smoke alarm in your home.
“Each year, approximately 20 people die in NSW from fires that could have been prevented. Additionally, for each fire fatality, there are also hundreds more people who survive a fire but suffer life-changing health consequences.”