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Fire Station Open Day to take place on 21 May

Published: 16th May 2016

Firefighters are encouraging the people of NSW to visit their local fire station for the Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) annual Open Day this Saturday, 21 May.

Fire Stations across the state will be open from 10am to 2pm and families are encouraged to come along and meet their local firefighters and learn more about fire prevention.

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 smoke alarms, changing smoke alarm batteries and preparing a home fire escape plan.

Children will be able to see fire engines and firefighting equipment up close, which is always one of the highlights of this much-anticipated day. For the first time, FRNSW is this year partnering with LEGO City to spread the fire safety message on Fire Station Open Day. The partnership will see a new Brigade Kids activity booklet and LEGO City minifigures available for Open Day visitors while stocks last.

FRNSW Commissioner Greg Mullins said: “With May being the 10th anniversary of the introduction of smoke alarm legislation, Open Day is a timely opportunity to talk to the experts about how to ReAlarm your home by replacing your smoke alarms.

“Given that not all smoke alarms last beyond 10 years, this year we’re encouraging residents to replace their outdated alarms with the latest photoelectric smoke alarms, which provide earlier detection and fewer false alarms.

“Why not head along to your local fire station and come and talk to us about how you can reduce the risk of fire destroying your life as we head into the winter months,” Commissioner Mullins said.

Natalie Curr, Brand Manager for LEGO Australia said: “LEGO City is based on everyday heroes such as firefighters, allowing children to build and role play. This partnership with Fire & Rescue NSW is the perfect opportunity for LEGO City to support the real life heroes in our community.”

Media contact: For more information, contact your local fire station or call the FRNSW Media Team on 9265 2907.