Emergency Services Academy

Come behind the scenes of Australia’s busiest fire and rescue service at the Emergency Services Academy (ESA) Open Day on Saturday, 14 May 2022 10am - 2pm.

Open Day is your chance to meet a firefighter, see our trucks in action, check out our equipment and find out more about what we do. We’ll be on scene to answer your questions, show you around and help you prepare your home for a safe winter. We can’t wait to see you and show you what we have been up to.

Activities

The following demonstrations will be conducted numerious times between 10am and 2pm.

  • Police K9-USAR PROP 
  • Service Station fire (Heritage and modern)
  • Road Crash Rescue (Structure collapse)

Static displays

Displays include:

  • Fire and Rescue NSW
  • NSW Rural Fire Service
  • COMSAFE stand and trailer
  • Transport for NSW
  • Interactive simulator trailer
  • Museum of Fire shop
  • NSW Police
  • NSW Ambulance
  • NSW State Emergency Service
  • Natural Disaster and Humanitarian Team
  • Railway Emergency Response
  • Endeavour Energy
  • NSW Police K9
  • Marine Rescue
  • Partial structural collapse
  • FRNSW cut-out photo figures
  • “Thank you” video booth (in bus stop)
  • Fire safety materials
  • Target practice – fire hose soccer
  • Drones
  • Practical Learning open areas:
  • Tower - ground floor and Level 1
  • Installed Systems classroom
  • Railway station and train
  • House prop

Location

Address:
1-5 Distribution Drive
Orchard Hills
NSW
2748

Links for directions:
Mobile map link
Google Maps

Learn more about the Emergency Services Academy here.

Visitor information

Parking

No public parking inside the ESA - street parking is available and the grass verge on Mamre Road, subject to “No Stopping” signs.Parking No public parking inside the ESA - street parking is available and the grass verge on Mamre Road, subject to “No Stopping” signs.VIP, media and accessible parking inside Gate 2 (media and accessible must display passes).

General access

Pedestrian (public) access enter via pedestrian Gate 1 and exit via vehicle Gate 3.  Follow the signs.

Induction and COVID

Strict adherence to signage and go/no-go areas.

Induction and COVID Strict adherence to signage and go/no-go areas.  

Hand sanitiser stations will be located around the site.

COVID marshals, security patrols, high-frequency touch point cleaners will be in attendance and visible.  We encourage wearing of masks if you cannot maintain social distancing. Masks will be available at the front entrance table.

Our site has more than 30,000 square metres of open space, so we should fit all visitors on, however we reserve the right to restrict access if required.

Unfortunately, this year we can’t offer:

  • Our uniforms for people to “try on”
  • Access inside the main building and warehouse except in case of emergency or to use first aid room, disabled toilet or baby change/feed room.

Site rules

  • NO SMOKING ON SITE
  • NO ALCOHOL OR OTHER DRUGS
  • CCTV CAMERAS IN USE, FOOTAGE RETAINED
  • NO ACCESS BEYOND SIGNS OR BARRICADES 

Catering

Due to COVID and food safety regulations, a charity BBQ will be available for purchase.

Catering Due to COVID and food safety regulations, a charity BBQ will be available for purchase.

  • 400 in 4 charity – BBQ and cold drinks
  • Coffee van – Hot drinks and pies

Merchandise

A limited number of children’s helmets and fire safety packs will be available for members of the public.  These will only be given to persons in attendance at the time.The Museum of Fire and NSW Ambulance will have items for sale.Security Private security contractors are being engaged to staff external gates and roving the site.

In case of emergency

Contact a FRNSW staff member.  NSW Ambulance will be on site as exhibitors but also available in case of emergency.  In case of emergency Contact a FRNSW staff member.  NSW Ambulance will be on site as exhibitors but also available in case of emergency.

In case of hearing the site alarm (if not part of the display), staff will direct members of the public to the appropriate emergency evacuation point.