IT’S a unique chance to meet our hardworking firefighters and learn about the work they do in our community.
The Scone Fire Station is throwing open its doors to the public this Saturday May 19 for the Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) annual Open Day.
Station Commander Captain Mark Frost is encouraging anyone and everyone to come along.
“Scone Fire Station will be open from 10am to 2pm and everyone is invited to meet their local firefighters and learn more about home fire safety and fire prevention,” he said.
A range of free activities will be on offer; including a sausage sizzle, 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.
Children will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the fire engines and firefighting equipment which is always a highlight of this much-anticipated day.
They’ll also be able to take home a “Brigade Kids” activity booklet which teaches them vital fire safety lessons.
It’s also about building a better understanding with the community Chief Superintendent Murray West says.
“A lot of people don’t know that we can actually come to your home and install fire alarms for you,” he said.
“If you have a fire escape plan and information for home safety checks, especially if you’re elderly, it’s that peace of mind to know that you’re protected.”
If you have a fire escape plan and information for home safety checks, especially if you’re elderly, it’s that peace of mind to know that you’re protected.Chief Superintendent Murray West
Captain Frost added that FRNSW firefighters are amongst the most highly trained in the world and do so much more than just fight fires.
“We deal with everything from chemical spills, car accidents and natural disasters to education, prevention and humanitarian relief, across the state and across the country,” he said.
Captain Frost said the annual Open Day is a great opportunity to talk to the experts about making homes fire-safe ahead of winter.
“We’ve noticed the day starting to grow in size and it’s great just to see the smiles on kids’ faces,” he said.
“We also have recruitment packs available on the day for anyone that is interested.”