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NSW Fire Brigades Open Day 2007

Published: 28th April 2007

The NSW Fire Brigades (NSWFB) annual Open Day will be held between 10.00am and 2.00pm on Saturday 28 April 2007. Fire stations across the State will open their doors to the public, giving adults and children alike the chance to talk to their local firefighters, climb over the fire trucks, check out the fire station, equipment and historic memorabilia, pick up vital fire safety information and join in a sausage sizzle. Some fire stations will also conduct demonstrations, such as firefighting and motor vehicle rescue techniques.

Open Day is held a month before winter to help give families the chance to prepare themselves for what is usually the worst season for home fires. Between 1 June and 31 August 2006, there were 1,328 residential fires, which represented 30 per cent of all home fires (4,433) for 2006.

On Open Day, people can obtain a range of fire safety information, including where to install smoke alarms and how to maintain them, how to create a home escape plan, how to call the NSW Fire Brigades in an emergency using 000, potential fire hazards associated with faulty electric blankets, heaters and appliances, and other winter fire safety information.

Contact your local NSW Fire Brigades fire station for information on activities planned for Open Day.