Stations’ doors open

Wednesday, 17th May, 2017

Broken Hill station firefighters (left) Geoff Lehman, Garry Price, Wayne Reed and Station Officer Don Peters getting ready for their open day on Saturday.PICTURE: Emily Roberts Broken Hill station firefighters (left) Geoff Lehman, Garry Price, Wayne Reed and Station Officer Don Peters getting ready for their open day on Saturday.PICTURE: Emily Roberts

Firefighters are once again throwing open their doors and encouraging locals to come along to have a look at the station.

Local firefighters are encouraging people to visit the Broken Hill and South fire stations for the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) annual Open Day this Saturday. 

Both fire stations will be open from 10am to 2pm and all members of the community are encouraged to come along and meet their local firefighters and learn more about fire prevention.

FRNSW Commissioner Paul Baxter said a range of free activities will be on offer, including firefighting demonstrations, station tours and fire safety presentations. 

“Firefighters will also be able to provide advice on installing or replacing smoke alarms, and preparing a home fire escape plan,” he said.

“Children will be able to see the fire engines and firefighting equipment up close - always a highlight of this much-anticipated day.

“They will also be able to take home a ‘Brigade Kids’ activity booklet, which teaches them vital fire safety lessons.” 

Locally there will be sausage sizzles, giveaways, demonstrations and station tours upon request.

FRNSW is this year focusing on fire prevention in the kitchen, urging people to “keep looking when cooking”.

 

WHAT: Fire station open day (Broken Hill and South fire stations)

WHEN: Saturday, 10am - 2pm

WHERE: Broken Hill fire station (Blende Street) and South fire station (Patton Street)