Emergency services's Fire Safety Day

Published: 7th September 2006

Brush up on home fire safety tips, inspect emergency vehicles and even catch the stirring sounds of the acclaimed NSW Fire Brigades Band on Sunday 24 September 2006 when Rofe Park, Hornsby Heights, will be transformed into an emergency service arena.

As part of the Centenary of Hornsby Shire, the NSW Fire Brigades, NSW Rural Fire Service, National Parks and Wildlife Service and State Emergency Service are hosting the Emergency Services Fire Safety Day, supported by Hornsby Shire Council, from 10.30am to 3pm.

The local emergency services are an intrinsic part of the Hornsby community, and residents will have the chance to talk to their local heroes as well as gather important fire safety information in the lead up to the 2006/07 bushfire season. They will also be able to learn more about their obligations under the new smoke alarm laws, which require all places where people sleep to have the potentially lifesaving devices.

The NSW Fire Brigades Band and Precision Drill Team will perform on the day from 11am to 2pm, modern and vintage fire engines will be on display, and there will be free rides and face-painting for the kids as well as a sausage sizzle for everyone.